Category Archives: Brooklyn Cataracts


Are Cataracts a Pressing Concern?

Statistics demonstrate that a large percentage of people (70% or more) have a decent chance of being affected by cataracts sometime during their life. The likelihood of this condition, which impairs vision as protein deposits pile up on the aging lens, is even greater than that of glaucoma or macular degeneration. Typically, the risk of […]


I have a Cataract. Now what?

Let’s start with the facts. What exactly is a cataract? Normally, the lens of the eye is clear. Light passes through the lens, allowing an image to be focused on our retina. Throughout life, clouding of the lens occurs leading to light scatter and decreased vision.   You may have a developing cataract if you […]


The Intraocular Lens and Important Aspect of Cataract Surgery

The eye is a complex structure that resembles the same function as a camera. What you see is a reflection of light that is focused on to the retina at the back of the eye. In addition to the retina, there are other important parts of the eye involved in the clarity of your vision. […]


Why Cataract Patients Should Reconsider that Smoking Habit

The American Association of Ophthalmology tells us that cataracts will affect as many as 22 million adults over the age of 40. Men and women over 80 have a fifty percent chance of developing this eye condition. This is significant because cataracts are a leading cause of blindness. The good news is that it is […]


Cataract Surgery Benefits the Aging Individual

Men and women in the latter years of their life face a number of conditions that affect health and wellness. Research has shown that a decline in motor and cognitive skills, such as in Alzheimer’s patients, presents questions the directly relate to vision and vision correction. The more that has been discovered about the needs […]


Your Eyes After 40

After you enter your 40’s, you may notice changes in your vision. Here’s a look at the types of conditions you may experience as you enter this stage of your life: Presbyopia. You may start to have difficulty focusing on objects up close, including when you read or work at your computer. This is called […]


Most Popular Lens Implant Options

A cataract is a condition that involves clouding of your eye lens that prevents normal light passage to your eye. A cataract surgery involves the removal of your natural eye lens, which carries the cataract. It is then either replaced by an artificial lens (Intraocular Lens Implant/IOL) or contact lenses or eyeglasses are used for […]


How To Prepare For Your Cataract Surgery

Your vision has become blurred, and your eye doctor broke the news: you need cataract surgery. One of the most common eye operations performed, cataract surgery can significantly improve vision with very little downtime. The following are some steps patients should take to be fully prepared for cataract surgery procedure and a smooth recovery. Cataract […]


Advancements in Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a normal part of aging. Research has yet to prove exactly what causes cataracts, although genetics and lifestyle choices like smoking may be related. Cataracts cause progressive vision loss, and are painless. A cataract is a cloudy film that forms in the clear lens, which allows light to pass through the eye. When […]


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