If you're experiencing blurred vision, if headlights and sunlight seem too bright or colors have become dulled, you may have symptoms of cataracts.
A cataract develops when the crystalline lens clouds and blocks passage of light back to the retina. In a healthy eye, light enters through the cornea and is then focused by the clear natural, or "crystalline" lens onto the light-sensitive retinal tissue in the back of the eye. There, the light is transformed into nerve impulses and sent to the brain for interpretation. Most cataracts form over a period of years, although certain types progress much faster. While cataracts cannot be prevented, modern cataract care at the John-Kenyon Cataract Center can help to safely restore precious eyesight.
Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in adults and cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States, with more than two million procedures every year. Cataracts can occur at any age but are much more common after the age of 55. They can be caused by eye injury, medications, eye diseases, or they may be congenital. Although the majority occur as a part of the aging process, factors such as diabetes, smoking and sun exposure increase the risk of cataract formation.
When a cataract advances to the point of visual disability, cataract surgery is necessary to restore vision. A pre-surgical evaluation at the John-Kenyon American Eye Institute will help determine the best treatment option for your vision needs. We offer a wide range of Implantable Lenses allowing you restored vision once your cataract has been removed.