A cataract occurs when protein fibers in the natural lens of the eye begin to build up, causing a general clouding. Common with age, risks for cataracts increase with some lifestyle factors such as smoking, being overweight, and excessive exposure to sunlight. Diabetes, both type I and II, along with hypertension also increase the risks for the development of a cataract.
Predisposition to cataracts based on family history may play a role in their development, but even this factor might be slowed through simple lifestyle choices such as eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of exercise, and wearing sunglasses. Not smoking is also key to slowing the development of cataracts.
Once a cataract has developed, there is no way to treat the condition without removing the eye’s lens. During cataract surgery, the natural lens is replaced with an artificial one called an intraocular lens (IOL). There are a variety of these lenses available, many of which can restore vision to a state not enjoyed in years, if ever, by also correcting various vision disorders.
At Seeta Eye Center, our board-certified ophthalmologists utilize the most advanced innovations in cataract surgery. We are pleased to offer:
- State-of-the-art diagnostic systems that allow us to detect cataracts in their earliest stages
- The ORA system for precision guidance during surgery
- Femtosecond laser technology for bladeless removal of cataracts
We also offer a wide range of IOLs, enabling us to correct a variety of vision problems, including myopia and hyperopia. Some of the IOLs we offer can provide crystal clear vision at a variety of distances and may even help with astigmatism and the age-related vision disorder, presbyopia. During your initial consultation, we can discuss these options with you in greater detail to help you choose the best method for your needs.
Contact Us to Learn More
Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the United States and our ophthalmologists have decades of experience helping women and men in and around Poughkeepsie address this common concern. If you are struggling with age-related vision loss or have begun to notice changes in your vision, please call Seeta Eye Centers at 845-454-1025 to schedule a consultation and learn more today.