If you suffer from cataracts, you ought to see what you’re missing. Dr. Butryn specializes in no-needle, no-stitch cataract surgery which is performed on an outpatient basis and takes only a few minutes. We offer the ReSTOR multifocal and Crystalens accommodating intraocular lenses, to allow both distance and near clarity. For those with astigmatism, the Toric intraocular lens or surgical astigmatism management may be your best solution. Be sure to ask us about these revolutionary approaches to cataract surgery.
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What Is A Cataract?
As people get older, many changes occur in the human body. One of the most obvious is the development of a "clouding over" of the natural "lens" of the eye. The lens is located just behind the colored part of the eye, the iris.
A cataract will result when chemical activity in the lens slows down significantly due to aging. Ninety-five percent of individuals sixty-five and over will have some cataract development. However, aging is not the only cause of cataracts. Diabetes, eye trauma, or certain medications can cause a clouding of the lens. Usually people with a cataract will notice that their vision is hazy and distorted, and may become more sensitive to glare, although not always. Cataracts can also cause glare with headlights and reduce your ability to see clearly while driving.
Fortunately, cataract surgery is now a simple and effective procedure, restoring vision more than ninety-five percent of the time. An artificial lens, called an "implant," is normally placed where the cataract was. If you suspect you have cataracts, the experts suggest you visit your eye doctor today.
Everyone heals somewhat differently, but many cataract patients report improvement in their vision almost immediately after the procedure. Most patients return to their normal work and lifestyle routines within a day or two.
Once removed, cataracts will not grow back. The results of surgery are permanent, giving patients a lifetime of better vision.
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