Family Eye Care Center
596 Anderson Avenue Suite 101Cliffside Park, NJ 07010Telephone 201-943-0022
A cataract is an opacity that clouds the natural lens inside the eye. Normally the path of light to the retina (where the light sensors are is as
clear as possible. When proteins that make up the lens clump together, the resulting cataract blocks some of the light, making vision blurry or hazy.
Cataracts typically occur more frequently in the aging population, however there are many other factors such as family history, diabetes,long term UV
exposure or certain medications like steroids that can cause cataracts. Also, previous eye injuries can be an attributing factor.
Cataract symptoms may include:
Lights seem too bright or have a “halo” effect
Double vision in one eye
Decreased night vision – sensitivity to glare from headlights
Dull or fading colors
Some people actually experience an improvement in their near vision
during the beginning stages of a cataract. Unfortunately, this effect
goes away as the disease progresses. Early on, a cataract may be
treated with increased glasses or contact prescription. Once the
cataract begins to interfere with daily tasks such as reading and
driving, surgery is the only remaining option.
Cataract surgery is a very common procedure, and complications (if any) are rare and treatable. The surgery itself is highly successful in improving
the vision of patients about 95% of the time. Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure usually taking less than 30 minutes to complete.
During the surgery, the doctor removes the cloudy natural lens from the eye while the patient is under a topical anesthesia. Next, the doctor
inserts an intraocular lens (IOL), which remains permanently in place of the removed natural lens. The IOL compensates for the magnification the
old lens provided. Modern IOLs are designed for various functions and made out of different materials; your doctor will know which is most
appropriate for your individual case. After the surgery, the doctor will apply a shield for the eye and provide you with eye drops to use as directed.
Dr. Alexander Movshovich performs this procedure in the state-of-the-art Ambulatory Center in Fair Lawn NJ:
Bergen Passaic Cataract Surgery 18-01 Pollitt Dr #4, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Telephone: (201) 414-5649
FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING CATARACTS, PLEASE VISIT OUR DIABETIC RETINOPATHY SECTION
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