If you have a cataract it is important that you have cataract surgery. If left untreated, cataracts will most likely cause total blindness in the affected eye. The good news is that cataract surgery is one of the most successful and most commonly performed eye surgeries today. If you are in need of East Bronx cataract surgery, you will want to visit our eye care practice, Katz Eye Center.
Steven J. Katz, MD is our highly-trained doctor at Katz Eye Center. Dr. Katz is a board-certified ophthalmic surgeon who specializes in cataract, laser and refractive surgery. If you need East Bronx cataract surgery you will do well to secure the services of Dr. Katz, a highly-trained and respected expert in the field. Cataracts are a very common eye disorder that is actually a normal part of the aging process. As we get older, proteins in the eye begin to cluster together and start to cloud the eye’s naturally clear lens. When this happens, light has trouble passing through the eye, and vision becomes fogged and blurry.
Cataract surgery is a common eye surgery that generally lasts for less than 30 minutes. It is performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia. Over 18 million people undergo this type of surgery every year. During this process the clouded natural lens is replaced with a manmade lens called an intraocular lens, otherwise known as an IOL. You can replace the natural lens with either a multifocal or monofocal lens. If you use a monofocal lens you will still need reading glasses; when you use a multifocal lens reading glasses are generally no longer needed. There are also toric lenses which will correct astigmatism. The visual signs that you may have a cataract are: problems reading; problems driving; problems with driving or seeing at night; and difficult seeing the word on a computer screen. Colors may also appear dim and faded. If you think you may have cataracts and would like to see an expert doctor in the field, make an appointment today to see Dr. Steven Katz for cataract diagnosis and East Bronx cataract surgery.