Cataract Treatment

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What Is A Cataract?

A cataract is the clouding effect on a person’s natural eye lens. These natural lenses work much like a camera, making it possible for us to focus on objects and process what we’re seeing. When cataracts form, the eye’s ability to focus on the objects before them decreases.Is surgery necessary?

Surgery is only recommended if your cataract(s) is presenting problems with daily activities such as reading or driving. Learn more about cataract surgery at Delaware Eye Care Center.Find out if you’re a candidate, take our Cataract Surgery Self-Test.

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How Do I Know If I Have Cataracts?

A typical indicator of cataract development is the introduction of “night halos” or glares in vision.However, the best way to determine if you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms as the result of a cataract is to come in for an examination.

If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, you may be showing early signs of cataracts, or have a cataract already.

  • Is your vision yellowing?
  • Are you experiencing poor night vision or double vision?
  • Are colors distorted or less vibrant?
  • Are your eyes increasingly sensitive to light?
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Modern Cataract Surgery:

If you have a cataract that is interfering with your normal routine or daily activities, we recommend having cataract surgery. This is an extremely safe procedure that can correct distance vision and astigmatism by removing your cataract and replacing it with a modern lens.

This new intraocular lens is permanent and eliminates the chance of future cataracts forming.

Advanced Technology Lenses are permanent, replacement lenses placed in the eye following cataract removal. Similar to a camera lens, Advanced Technology Lenses focus your vision and deliver a clear, crisp image.OK to use same IOL diagram image

Diagram of different types of advanced technology lenses

Advanced Technology Lenses are far more advanced than the standard lenses used for lens replacement.

While standard lenses are effective in improving vision and delivering a clear image, premium lenses specifically correct astigmatism as well as distance, midrange, and near vision.

Diagram of how advanced technology lenses work

If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for intraocular lenses.

  • Are you nearsighted, farsighted, or do you have an astigmatism?
  • Do you want to reduce your dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses?
  • Are you scheduled to have cataract surgery in the near future?
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Frequently Asked Questions

AM I AT GREATER RISK OF DEVELOPING A CATARACT?

No one is immune to cataracts. However, there are certain groups that are at an increased risk of developing cataracts and needing surgery. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Smokers
  • Individuals with diabetes
  • Individuals who participate in steroid use
  • Individuals who have experienced trauma to the eye

IS AGE THE ONLY THING THAT CAN CAUSE CATARACTS?

No. Cataracts can also form due to factors such as:

  • Eye injury
  • Existing eye disease
  • Use of certain medications
  • Other health problems (e.g. diabetes

WHAT DOES CATARACT SURGERY ENTAIL?

During cataract surgery, a surgeon removes the clouded lens and replaces it with a clear standard or premium lens.
Modern ultrasound technology and ocular advancements have made it possible in recent years to perform surgery with smaller incisions, resulting in shorter recovery window.To learn more about cataract surgery, visit our procedure page.

IS SURGERY THE ONLY WAY TO TREAT CATARACTS?

Not necessarily. Surgery is recommended when cataract disrupts daily activities (e.g. reading or driving) however there are a number of things that can be done to manage cataract-related vision problems such as eyeglasses or other vision aides.

HOW LONG DOES THE INITIAL CONSULTATION TAKE?

We ask patients to allot approximately 90 minutes for general consultations and annual assessments.

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1721 Pulaski Highway
Bear, DE 19701
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Mon-Wed: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am-3:00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

100 S. Main Street
Suite 217
Smyrna, DE 19977
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Mon-Wed: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 8am-4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am-3:00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

110 Northeast Front Street
Milford, DE 19963
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Mon-Wed: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 8am-4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am-3:00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

333 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
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Mon-Wed: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am-3:00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

16 Old Rudnick Lane
Dover, DE 19901
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Mon-Wed: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 8am-4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am-3:00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

833 S. Governors Avenue
Dover, DE 19904
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Mon-Wed: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 8am-4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am-3:00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED