Restore Your Sight
Many changes happen with age, including in our eyes. Cataracts are a common condition many people experience, progressively affecting their ability to see clearly.
Our practice offers different forms of cataract surgery to help meet your vision needs. We can help restore your sight with our safe and effective treatments. Learn more about cataract surgery and contact us if you want to see clearly once more.
What Are Cataracts?
Cataracts are a common condition that many people experience as they age. They progress with time, slowly affecting your vision until you struggle with everyday tasks such as reading, driving, or recognizing someone’s facial expression.
A cataract is the clouding of the natural lens within your eye. As you age, this lens becomes less flexible, less transparent, and thicker, and the proteins and fibers within the lens begin to break down and clump together. A cloudy lens can make it seem like you’re looking through a foggy window. A stronger prescription can make it easier to see when cataracts begin to develop, but this is only a temporary solution. Cataracts can eventually progress enough that you can no longer see effectively. Cataract surgery is typically the only way to restore your vision once it becomes impaired.
What Is Cataract Surgery?
Cataract surgery is a procedure that helps remove the clouded, natural lens in your eye to restore your vision. After removing the lens, your ophthalmologist inserts an intraocular lens (IOL). This IOL restores or improves your vision, depending on the one chosen.
During surgery, your ophthalmologist:
- Creates a small incision in the cornea to help reach the lens
- Breaks apart the natural lens using a small probe that emits ultrasonic waves
- Removes the lens pieces with suction
- Inserts the chosen IOL
There is rarely a need for stitches after surgery due to how small the initial incision is.
Find the Right Surgery for Your Needs
There is more than one option for cataract surgery with today’s technology.
Traditional cataract surgery provides you with restored vision after replacing your natural lens with an IOL. Another option is laser-assisted cataract surgery, which can help correct refractive errors such as astigmatism.
Traditional and laser-assisted cataract surgery can benefit your vision, but not everyone is eligible. Your eye doctor can help determine your eligibility for cataract surgery and the best option for your needs. Contact us if you’re interested in cataract surgery.
- 2060 Charlie Hall Blvd #301
- Charleston, SC 29414
- Phone: 843-571-4800
- Fax: 843-763-7621
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
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