A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens resulting in blurry vision, as well has symptoms of glare, halos, or double vision (“ghosting”). Cataracts are a normal change with age; some doctors liken getting cataracts to “getting grey hair”. No nutritional supplements or eye drops have been found to stop or slow cataracts. Some risk factors for developing cataracts earlier than other patients include a history of diabetes, trauma to the eye, inflammation in the eye, or frequent use of oral or topical steroids such as prednisone.
Cataract surgery is almost never an emergency. Other than impaired vision, cataract patients will suffer no other symptoms. The time for surgery is when a cataract is causing blurry vision to the point that the patient is having difficulty performing the visual tasks they need or like to do. While surgery may seem daunting, cataract surgery at Nashua Eye Surgery Center is extremely advanced, and can be very easy experience for our patients.
Cataract surgery is performed at Nashua Eye Surgery Center, conveniently located on the ground floor of the main Nashua Eye office. The surgery center is fully accredited and is a dedicated eye surgery facility. The highly skilled nursing staff and anesthetists work exclusively with eye patients, and provide a calm and caring environment.
Cataract surgery has evolved enormously over the past 20 years. The cloudy cataract lens is removed from the eye and replaced with a clear implant. The implants, in particular, have undergone remarkable technological improvements. Implants at Nashua Eye Center in New Hampshire can now be tailored to patient’s specific vision problems and goals.
The Crystalens, Technis Multifocal and ReSTOR lenses are presbyopic implants that allow for clear distance vision, as well as a range of near vision without glasses. Another implant, called "toric", corrects astigmatism, reducing dependency for glasses in patients who otherwise would need spectacles for distance vision.
If you have been considering cataract surgery but still have questions or concerns, our doctors at Nashua Eye Center in New Hampshire are here to help. Call Nashua Eye Center today to schedule your cataract consultation!