What is a Cataract?
New advances and techniques
New advances and techniques have made cataract surgery one of the most successful and life-improving surgical procedures performed. Jacksoneye specializes in offering the most advanced technology available to help remove cataracts and restore your vision.
The National Eye Institute estimates that more than 20.5 million Americans over the age of 40 suffer from cataracts, with more than half of those over the age of 80. Cataracts are a leading cause of poor vision in the United States.
Cataracts occur when the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy. As cataracts develop, the symptoms gradually progress until vision is impaired. Cataracts are an inevitable natural side effect of aging although medications, systemic diseases, and other chronic eye conditions may be associated with increased cataract frequency and/or progression. Cataracts affect just about everyone sooner or later, but with the rapid evolution of cataract treatments, patients are experiencing significantly improved visual outcomes with minimum discomfort. Cataract surgery is considered one of the most popular and highly successful procedures, with improved vision occurring in over 90 percent of cases. A study by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery reported that more than 98 percent of cataract patients had improved vision following surgery. Many patients report their vision is better than before they developed cataracts. Results are permanent; once removed, cataracts will not recur.