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What are Cataracts?

They are a common eye condition that occurs mostly throughout time, often striking towards more elderly people. What they do is that they cause a sort of blinding cloud of wrap of sorts around the eyes, particularly the lens. This can cause temporary blindness as these clouds blocking the light from hitting the eyes, which is how vision is made as well as make it harder to focus on the light that does hit the eyes. Cataracts start to develop roughly around the ages of 60 to 65, sometimes earlier for many elderly people. Though cataracts can be treated in a stronger optical prescription, it is best to have a cataract to permanently remove cataracts from the eyes.

Cataract Surgery 

Before the surgery is being done, some anesthetic drops are placed on the eyes to numb out any pain that can occur during the procedure and to ensure a means of comfortability for the patient during the surgery. Then once the surgery begins, a small incision is made on the eyes to make it easier to remove cataracts surrounding the eyes. They are then replaced with artificial lenses that are called intraocular lenses, which makes it much easier to see and re-experience vision like never before. Courtesy of modern sciences and technology.


Monofocal Intraocular Lenses: they are the standard surgical lenses that are given during the cataract removal surgery. These lenses improve a person’s vision from one distance, and it’s usually far distances. After the surgery is done with these lenses, glasses would still need to be worn for those that have trouble with nearsighted vision. One problem with these lenses is that they don’t correct other eye conditions such as astigmatism and presbyopia. 

Dr. Joseph Cohen O.D.
Woodland Hills Optometrist
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