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Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery in Delaware

Cataract SurgeryAs many people age, cataracts or clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye is an increasingly common occurrence.

Symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Blurred Vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Poor night vision
  • Glare
  • Color distortion

Cataracts can also happen due to an eye injury, as a result of eye disease, from use of certain medications, or as a result of health problems such as diabetes. There are a number of things you can do that may help manage your cataract related vision problems. Many people get along very well with the help of eyeglasses, contacts, or other vision aids. Keep your eyeglasses or contact lens prescription up to date to ensure optimal visual acuity.

Whether you need cataract surgery depends on how much of a problem the cataract causes for daily activities such as driving and reading. Surgery is almost always elective and can be scheduled when it is convenient. For people who do decide to have surgery, the surgery usually delivers great results.

Cataract surgery is a common procedure that involves removing the clouded lens of the eye (the cataract). The lens makes it possible for the eye to focus, just like in a camera.

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The lens can be replaced with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens implant (IOL), or it can be left out and eyeglasses or contact lenses can compensate for its absence. Whether surgery is needed for an adult with cataracts depends on the degree of vision loss and whether it affects their quality of life and ability to function.

Dr. Markowitz and the surgeons of Delaware Eye Care Center, use the latest technique in performing cataract surgery. Using only a topical anesthetic to numb the eye, the surgeon creates a small incision and uses high-energy sound waves to break the cataract into microscopic particles, which are then removed from the eye. To compensate for the removal of the eye's natural lens, an intra-ocular lens (IOL) is implanted into the eye. After using this special small incision, the eye remains tightly sealed by the natural outward pressure within your eye and stitches are usually not required.

Dr. Markowitz and Delaware Eye Care Center are proud to offer state of the art cataract services for the greater Newark, Dover, Milford, Bear, Smyrna, Delaware areas and more.