What are Cataracts?
A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens as your eye ages. This lens (located behind the iris – the colored part of the eye) works just like the lens of a camera – focusing light images on the retina which sends the images to your brain.
One of the greatest “medical miracles” of our day is modern cataract surgery. This surgery that was once fraught with risks and at best a lifetime of thick, unsightly glasses is now being used to safely improve the quality of life for millions of Americans every year.
Surgery to remove the natural lens is one of the most commonly performed procedures today, with well over two million cataract and lens implant procedures performed annually. IOLs, also known as intraocular lenses, have been used for over 50 years to restore vision after lens removal.