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 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
June is Cataract Awareness Month. Finding out you or a loved one has Cataracts can be quite alarming. You may receive an overwhelming amount of information from your physician, friends and the Internet, but here are the top 3 things we wanted to share with you about Cataracts and Cataract Surgery. What is a Cataract?… Read More
A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens and can affect the vision as it progresses. Some common symptoms include clouding or blurry vision and glare around lights (especially at night). Patients may also notice that colors seem dull or muted and not as vibrant as they once were. Cataract Surgery According to… Read More
About 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts. More than half of all Americans develop cataracts by age 80. Cataracts cloud the eye’s clear lens, similar to a window that is “fogged” with steam. When the lens becomes cloudy, light rays cannot pass through it easily and vision becomes blurry. Cataracts are not… Read More
FDA approves first glaucoma stent for use with cataract surgery! http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm309667.htm?utm_source=Email+Created+2012%2F05%2F31%2C+3%3A27+PM&utm_campaign=MEC+Monthly&utm_medium=email
So, how do you know when it’s time for cataract surgery anyway? Be informed about when to consider surgery. This decision is really up to each person based on his or her daily activities and related vision needs. The concept that the cataract is “ripe,” or ready, is no longer considered a valid reason for… Read More
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