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The natural lens of your eye, which is located behind the iris and pupil, works very similarly to a camera lens. Its main function is to focus light coming into the eye directly back to the retina, so you can clearly see objects close by and far away. Sometimes, as we age, the protein component of our eyes' lenses can clump together and form a cloudy area. This is called a cataract, and the larger it becomes, the harder it is to see.
There are three types of cataracts:
Although no one knows exactly why the eye lens changes with age or why cataracts develop, there are several possible risk factors that have been identified in recent years including:
At ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center in San Diego, renowned eye surgeon Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S., is proud to offer several surgical and non-surgical treatments for her patients suffering from cataracts.
If you have recently developed cataracts and they have not progressed enough to seriously impact your vision, you can wear prescription glasses or bifocals to improve your vision temporarily. Once the cataracts worsen, there are several surgical options for you to consider, including implanting an intraocular lens in the place of your natural, clouded lens. At ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center, we offer advanced intraocular lenses as treatments for cataract patients:
When your vision worsens due to cataracts, it can be a difficult time, but Dr. Sandy T. Feldman and her caring staff will be there for you throughout the entire process. The devoted staff is known for remarkable personalized patient care and will take as much time as necessary to answer all of your questions and listen to your concerns.
To find out which cataract laser eye surgery is right for you, please call or email us today to schedule a consultation with San Diego cataract surgeon, Dr. Sandy Feldman.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center provides cataract laser eye surgery in the San Diego, California area. We offer this web page as general information about cataracts. This information should not be considered formal medical advice. Please contact us today for formal advice during a cataract laser eye surgery consultation in San Diego.
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