When a person has a cataract, a clouding of the eye’s lens blocks light from entering the retina. The retina is the component of the eye that communicates visual images to the brain. Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness worldwide. More than half of Americans develop a cataract by the time they reach 70 years old. Early-stage cataracts can begin occurring in one’s 40s and 50s. They are occasionally found in young people, even babies.
Hart Eye Center takes an individualized approach toward cataract removal surgery by utilizing an intraocular lens that fits the specific vision needs of each patient and the demands of their lifestyle. Dr. Hart stays up-to-date with leading edge technology. He uses the latest Zeiss IOLMaster 5000/500, which is the most accurate in determining the lens implant power for each patient. To read more about cataracts click here.
If you are interested in more information about cataract removal, visit our FREE cataract screenings on select Saturdays. There’s no cost and no obligation. The next available is Saturday, March 2nd.
If you would like to schedule a cataract screening, please call 337-439-4014.
Cataract surgery and glaucoma therapy—all in one procedure. Implanted in the eye during cataract surgery, iStent inject is designed to reduce eye pressure, which can help prevent the progression of glaucoma and may allow your doctor to reduce your glaucoma medication.