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Cataracts are very common, particularly as we get older. In fact, by age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. Cataracts are also the leading cause of vision loss in people age 55 and older. Worldwide, they are the leading cause of reversible blindness.

But cataracts don’t have to rob you of a life worth seeing. A cataract procedure, performed by one of our board-certified surgeons, can mean more than just improving your quality of vision — it becomes a unique opportunity to change the way you see for the rest of your life. And cataract removal is one of the most common operations performed in the United States. It also is one of the safest and most effective types of surgery. Our cataract specialists and surgeons are very experienced with the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques and can help you choose the treatment option that’s best for you.

When it comes to a cataract, insist on the experts

Each of our Cataract Specialists is Board-Certified, and many are Fellowship-Trained. That’s quality and experience you can trust. They utilize the latest technology and enjoy an excellent reputation—one of high patient satisfaction and outstanding results. From the first moment a friendly staff member greets you until your surgery is performed in one of our state-of-the-art surgical suites, you’ll receive the compassionate care and personal attention that you deserve.

Cataract, LASIK

Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained

Wyomissing, Pottsville

Adam J. Altman, MD

Cataract, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Board-Certified

Wyomissing, Pottsville

Y. Katherine Hu, MD, MS

Cataract, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Oculoplastics & Cosmetic Surgery

Board-Certified

Wyomissing, Pottstown, Lebanon

Christina M. Lippe, MD

Cataract, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Board-Certified

Pottstown

Michael A. Malstrom, MD

Cataract, Glaucoma

Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained

Wyomissing, Pottstown, Pottsville

Mehul H. Nagarsheth, MD

Cataract, Glaucoma

Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained

Wyomissing, Pottstown, Pottsville, Lebanon

Abhishek K. Nemani, MD

Cataract, Corneal Eye Care, LASIK

Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained

Wyomissing, Pottstown, Pottsville

Jonathan D. Primack, MD

Cataract, Corneal Eye Care, LASIK

Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained

Wyomissing, Pottsville, Lebanon

Kevin J. Shah, MD

Cataract, Glaucoma

Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained

Wyomissing, Pottsville, Lebanon

Michael Smith, MD

What is a cataract? What are the symptoms?

A cataract is a clouding of the naturally clear lens inside the eye. It is progressive and gradual. Cataract symptoms include blurry vision, problems reading, sensitivity to sunlight or car headlights and difficulty driving at night. Patients with cataracts also often complain of increased difficulty seeing at night due to glare or light sensitivity. Simple everyday tasks such as driving can be affected.

Beyond any safety issues, cataracts rob people of the little things that make life wonderful — like seeing and playing with grandchildren or watching movies or reading or enjoying any number of life’s little treasures. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

What are my treatment options?

Cataract Surgery is one of the most successful and safest procedures performed in the world. In fact, more than 3 million are performed each year in the United States. It is a quick outpatient procedure that we perform in one of our several state-of-the-art surgical suites. Patients often resume their normal daily activities the next day.
Based on your vision and examination, your doctor may recommend removing the cataract and replacing it with a clear lens implant. The procedure is painless and precise. Your surgeon will remove the cataract through a tiny incision so small that it will seal without even needing a stitch. Once the cataract has been removed, your doctor will place a new, clear lens in the eye to restore sharper vision. There are also several replacement lens options. Your surgeon will explain those options to you.
 
Learn more about cataracts and their diagnosis and treatment.

“My cataract surgery was over before I knew it! It’s so wonderful to finally be able to see clearly again.”

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Take the first step.

If you’ve been told that you have a cataract – or you think you might have a cataract, a careful, comprehensive eye examination by one of our cataract specialists is the first step. Our doctors use very specialized equipment — and years of training and experience — to examine your eyes and check for the presence of cataracts. If you do have symptomatic cataracts, your doctor will personally sit and discuss with you the health of your eyes, how your cataracts are affecting your vision and what treatment options are available.

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