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Cataracts in Philadelphia

When buildups of protein form deposits on the outer surface of your eyes' natural lenses, you have cataracts. This eye disease is associated with cloudy or blurry vision, and is progressive, growing worse over time. At IC Laser Eye Care, you can depend on expert diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of cataracts, up to and including surgery.

There are no early warning symptoms for cataracts. You need to have a yearly screening, which can be done as part of a comprehensive eye exam, in order for our Philadelphia eye doctor to detect it before you end up losing significant vision. Cataracts can be counteracted effectively with glasses or contact lenses, especially when it's in an early stage. Over time, you can get updates to your prescription to account for the worsening of the disease. For many people, there will come a time when the number and size of the deposits reach a point where no corrective lenses can offer you the desired outcome. That's the time to turn to our Philadelphia eye doctor for surgery. The procedure involves removal of your natural eye lenses and the cataracts clinging to them, followed by the replacement of them with intraocular lens implants, or simply IOLs. Depending on your circumstances, you may get monofocal IOLs, which could require that you still use reading glasses for improved near vision. Or with multifocal IOLs, you'll experience excellent vision at all distances. The success rate for this treatment is impressive, and you'll find that you have a newly restored independence that you might have thought was gone for good.

Whether you want to schedule an appointment for a cataracts screening, or you would like to be evaluated for your suitability to have surgery, contact our office now to arrange a time to come in for an examination by our Philadelphia eye doctor.

2301 East Allegheny Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19134
(215) 622-9242

By IC Laser Eye Care

November 6, 2018

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