When you need a cataract specialist in Reading, PA, get in touch with Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania. Our physicians and surgeons deliver the highest quality cataract care, and we have five convenient locations in Wyomissing, Pottsville, Pottstown, Lebanon, and Blandon.
Our Cataract Team
The cataract specialists at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania are all board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and continually update their skills and knowledge to offer patients the latest advancements in eye care. You can expect the highest level of safety in our state-of-the-art surgical suites.
- Meet Adam J. Altman, MD
- Meet Y. Katherine Hu, MD
- Meet Lawrence E. Kenney, MD
- Meet Michael A. Malstrom, MD
- Meet Mehul H. Negarsheth, MD
- Meet Abhishek K. Nemani, MD
- Meet Jonathan D. Primack, MD
- Meet Kevin J. Shah, MD
Do You Think You May Have a Cataract?
The human lens is located just behind the iris (the colored part of the eye) and the pupil. It is transparent so that light can pass through it easily. As we age, proteins in the lens start to break down, and the lens gradually becomes cloudy. As a cataract develops, the lens delivers fuzzy images to the retina, causing blurred vision.
At first, you may not actually know you have a cataract. They are not usually painful, but you may experience one or more of the following symptoms or vision changes:
- Cloudy, blurry or distorted vision
- Light sensitivity
- Glare and halos around bright lights
- Increasingly poor night vision
- Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription
- Fading or yellowing of colors that were once vivid
- Double vision in one eye
You may also notice that you blink more than usual to try to clear your blurry vision, or that you need more light to complete tasks that you were once able to do with normal light levels.
An eye examination by one of our specialists is the first step to solving the problem. The experienced doctors at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania use specialized equipment to examine your eyes and check for the presence of cataracts.
If you do have a cataract that’s affecting your lifestyle and normal daily activities, it may be time to have it removed so that you can get back to enjoying life with clear vision.
How are Cataracts Treated?
The only way to remove a cataract and restore your clear vision is through cataract surgery, during which the cloudy natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens called an intraocular lens implant (IOL). Unlike a contact lens, it is placed permanently inside your eye. It cannot fall out, does not need to be cleaned, and you will not even notice that it’s there.
Most cataract surgeries today are performed using ultrasound (high frequency sound waves) to soften the cloudy lens, remove it through a tiny incision, and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). In most cases, no stitches are required because the self-sealing incision is so small. And, because there are no uncomfortable stitches to care for, there are fewer post-surgery restrictions on your activities.
The cataract surgeons at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania have performed thousands of successful cataract surgery procedures for patients who live or work in the Reading, PA area. Get in touch with us today to schedule a cataract evaluation.