Cataract Surgery with Vision-Correcting IOLs
Cataracts are among the leading causes of poor vision and blindness around the world. Latin for “waterfall,” cataract simply means the lens is no longer clear. As a part of the aging process, the crystalline lens becomes increasingly cloudy causing progressively blurred vision, impaired night vision, and an inability to see things clearly. In the early stages of cataracts, vision can be improved with reading glasses, magnification, or better lighting; however, the only “cure” for cataracts is lens replacement. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 3.1 million U.S. cataract surgery procedures were performed in 2006.