A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens in the eye that distorts vision. The symptoms of cataracts include unclear or blurry vision, diminished color vision, glare with poor night vision, and sometimes double or multiple images in one eye.
The good news is that they can be fixed within minutes with outpatient surgery. The surgery consists of breaking up and removing the cataract and replacing it with a lens called an intraocular lens (IOL).
In the past, intraocular lenses could correct distance vision or reading vision, not both. Today’s premium lenses can correct both with little or no side effects.
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) reports that the overall success rate of cataract surgery is greater than 98%.
Glaucoma patients may want to inquire about a new procedure that can be done in minutes during cataract surgery to reduce pressure in the eye preserving sight and helping to halt progression of the disease.
Dr. Robert Scharfman of Atlantic Medical Eye Care in Old Bridge is committed to excellence in patient care and compassion. He has served the community for over 25 years. Ask about our new evening and Saturday hours.