IC Laser Eye Care
Ophthalmology & Eye Surgery Center located in Philadelphia, PA, Bensalem, PA, & Hamilton, NJ
Cataracts are a leading cause of vision impairment, with nearly 90% of people experiencing them by the age of 65. What starts as cloudy vision can eventually lead to blindness, but cataract surgery is a safe and effective option to restore your sight. The team at IC Laser Eye Care offers the latest in cataract treatment: femtosecond laser surgery. With three locations in Bensalem and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Hamilton, New Jersey, it’s easy to find top-quality cataract care close to home. Call the location nearest you.
Cataract Surgery Q&A
What are cataracts?
Cataracts make the lens of your eye cloudy, which impairs your vision. Your eye’s lens sits directly behind your iris and pupil. It focuses the light that enters your eye onto your retina, helping you see clearly.
The lens is made of proteins and water. A healthy lens is crystal clear, but as you get older, the proteins can clump together and make it cloudy. The clumps grow larger, eventually impacting vision.
What are the symptoms of cataracts?
Because cataracts develop slowly, you might not notice changes in your vision at first. But as the cataract worsens, you might begin to notice:
- Cloudy vision
- Dim vision
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Dull colors
- Sensitivity to bright light
Having cataracts is often compared to looking through a foggy window. While you can still see, your vision is no longer crisp and colors appear faded.
How do you treat cataracts?
Cataracts are common in men and women over the age of 40, but cataract surgery is a safe and effective way to repair damaged vision and prevent blindness. During cataract surgery, your surgeon removes the natural lens and replaces it with a clear, artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL).
Your IC Laser Eye Care surgeon takes an integrative approach to cataract surgery. Not only does the procedure restore the clarity of your vision, but it can be customized to address other eye conditions. The IOL used can improve the sharpness of vision, astigmatism, and more.
The eye doctors at IC Laser Eye Care are here to provide the best care for your eyes. If you’re diagnosed with cataracts, your surgeon reviews your options for treatment to determine if cataract surgery is a good option for you.
Is femto laser cataract surgery right for me?
Traditional cataract surgery involves your surgeon making a small incision along your eye to remove your natural lens. Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, or femto cataract surgery, uses laser technology to deliver more precise, blade-free cuts.
With femto laser surgery, your surgeon removes the clouded lens and uses a laser to determine the exact place to fit your new IOL. Laser-assisted cataract surgery offers consistent results and in some cases, better outcomes, particularly for those patients with hard or traumatic cataracts.
Cataract surgery is a safe outpatient procedure that generally takes less than an hour. It may take up to eight weeks for your eye to fully heal following surgery, and be sure to attend your follow-up appointments at IC Laser Eye Care.
Get clear vision again with the help of IC Laser Eye Care. To learn more about the benefits of laser cataract surgery, call to request a consultation.
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