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Category: Cataract

5 Cataract Urban Legends

  Cataracts, the leading cause of blindness in the world are a common age-related condition. Nearly 25 million Americans who are 40 and over develop cataracts, a clumping of proteins in the lens, which causes cloudy or blurry vision, and can eventually result in loss of vision. Even though cataracts are a very common condition… Read More

4 Self-Care Tips for Cataract Surgery Recovery

4 self care tips for cataract surgery recovery

It’s okay to rely on others when recovering from surgery. In fact, it is necessary for a large part of it. For example, in many surgeries, especially eye surgeries such as cataract removal, you will not be able to drive yourself home. Whether you get a taxi service or a close friend to bring you… Read More

Cataract Surgery Shown To Prolong Life

If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, you are going to be faced with an important decision: should you get cataract surgery? Here at Minnesota Eye, the answer is always “yes.” It is just a matter of when. Many people avoid cataract removal out of fear of the surgery or cost, accepting the fact that… Read More

VIDEO: Listen to What Our Patients Are Saying

Our mission is to preserve, restore, and enhance vision through research, teaching and providing the highest quality medical and surgical care to patients. We keep these goals in mind each and every day as we set forth to care for our patients. Our hope is that you truly feel our warmth, determination and compassion at… Read More

VIDEOS: Our surgeons are featured for WCCO’s Healthy Vision Month!

May is Healthy Vision Month! Most people don’t think about visiting the eye doctor unless they have a glaring reason to do so. Patients often visit if they feel they could use some vision correction, such as glasses, contacts, or Vision Correction Surgery (LASIK), or if they are experiencing some discomfort or eye pain. The… Read More

Astigmatism and Cataract Surgery: Is It Possible?

There are a number of common eye conditions that can affect your vision and eye health. It is important to get regular eye exams in order to catch these conditions and ensure your eyes are healthy! Two common conditions are known as astigmatism and cataracts. But what exactly do both these conditions mean for your… Read More

4 Facts You Didn’t Know About Cataracts

By the age of 80, you have a 50 percent chance of developing cataracts. If you are unaware of how cataracts can affect your vision, it is when your lens that is normally clear becomes clouded. Cataracts cause blurry vision, making it difficult to complete your daily activities. If left untreated, cataracts can lead to… Read More

Symfony Lens Testimonial

Meet Gary, one of our patients who recently underwent Cataract Surgery and chose the Symfony lens to help improve his vision afterwards. The Symfony intraocular lens (IOL) was approved by the FDA this summer and has our surgeons buzzing about the potential visual outcomes it could provide our patients. This new IOL is considered an… Read More

Minnesota Eye Consultants First in Market to Offer Symfony® Intra Ocular Lens

On July 15th, 2016 Abbot Medical Optics announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Tecnis Symfony® Intraocular Lenses for the treatment of cataracts. The first in a new category of intraocular lenses (IOLs), the Tecnis Symfony lenses are the only lenses in the United States that provide a full range… Read More

Cataract Intraocular Lens Options

Cataract Surgery offers patients a unique opportunity to choose a new visual goal following their procedure. Since the Cataract and natural lens will need to be removed during Cataract Surgery, a plastic Intraocular Lens will be inserted in its place. There are an abundance of lens options available to patients, and making the right choice… Read More