Cataracts

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Cataract the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is also the principal cause of blindness in the world.

We provide pre-surgical evaluations and monitoring of cataracts, referrals for surgical interventions, and post-operative follow up care.

Cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens.

Types of cataracts include:

  • subcapsular cataract occurs at the back of the lens. People with diabetes or those taking high doses of steroid medications have a greater risk of developing a subcapsular cataract.
  • nuclear cataract forms deep in the central zone (nucleus) of the lens. Nuclear cataracts usually are associated with aging.
  • cortical cataract is characterized by white, wedge-like opacities that start in the periphery of the lens and work their way to the center in a spoke-like fashion. This type of cataract occurs in the lens cortex, which is the part of the lens that surrounds the central nucleus.