Cataract Doctors in Lititz, PA
Do you know the answer to the following question? What is a medical condition that is common in people over age 60 and more common in females, but that is very treatable? If you guessed cataracts, you are correct! Cataracts are caused by a progressive clouding of the eye lens. This is due to protein breakdown which causes a gradual clouding of vision. The condition can be treated by our cataract doctors. Patients in Lititz PA can visit our nearby Lebanon Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania office.
Tell me more about cataracts
Cataracts are a natural progression of aging, and are very common. In fact, more than three million cases of cataracts occur each year in the US. People more likely to develop them are over 60 and female. A family history of cataracts may increase your likelihood of developing them.
Some people begin forming cataracts in their forties. At first, people don’t usually notice any vision issues, but over time, your vision can become cloudy. It may appear as if you are looking through a waterfall or a dirty window, and colors may appear more muted or dull.
How are cataracts treated?
True repair of cataracts can only be achieved by surgery, but you may not need the procedure right away. Our excellent eye doctors may be able to simply adjust your contact lenses or eyeglasses prescription. When our patients begin to have significant vision interference, we recommend surgery. Many of our patients who delay surgery when vision becomes severely impacted unfortunately have accidents like trips and falls.
Cataracts are easily treated by an eye surgeon. If not treated, cataracts can result in significant vision impairment, but there is no reason to delay treatment. Cataract surgery is a very safe and effective surgery. We perform this procedure on an outpatient basis in our state-of-the-art eye centers.
During the short procedure, the surgeon will remove the clouded lens that contains the cataract. We will perform surgery on one eye at a time; when the first eye heals, we will perform the procedure on your other eye. After removal of the clouded lens, the surgeon will replace it with a clear artificial lens, and can even provide a lens with vision correction capabilities.
Prior to surgery, our team will conduct an eye evaluation and series of tests and measurements to ensure you are a good candidate for the surgery. The surgeon uses these tests to guide not only the surgery, but also discussions with you regarding your expectations as a patient.
Come see us
Take care of your eyes. Come in for an appointment and cataract evaluation. We offer the latest and greatest cataract care. For patients in Lititz, PA, our cataract doctors are in nearby Lebanon PA ready to welcome you to our offices. We also have several other convenient locations as well. Don’t wait. Come in to Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. Give us a call or visit our website. We want to see you soon!
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