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One of the most common eye conditions that effects the elderly is cataract. It affect majority of Americans with 60 years of age and older causing a blurry and cloudy vision. Although eyeglasses or contacts can help deal with cataracts but when the impaired vision starts interfering daily activities, a cataract surgery is recommended. Dr. Peter L. Menger, MD, at Menger Eye Center in New York is a highly recommended eye specialist for complete treatment of cataract.
What are the benefits of cataract surgery from Dr. Peter L. Menger, MD, at Menger Eye Center?
- Non-invasive surgery
- Successful & effective results
Why Choose Dr. Peter L. Menger, MD, for cataract?
Dr. Peter L. Menger, MD, is a board certified ophthalmologist who has extensive years of experience in medical and surgical treatment of all types of eye diseases. Dr. Peter and his team use modern techniques for the cataract treatment and perform cataract surgery in the most safest and effective way yielding the best results.
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Cataract Questions & Answers:
What is cataract?
Cataract is the clouding of the normal eye lens. As a result, the vision gets blurry or cloudy. This condition is most common in older adults with 60 years of age or more.
What are the symptoms of cataract?
Symptoms of cataract include:
- Cloudy, blurry, dim vision
- Problems with vision at night
- Increased sensitivity to glare and light during day
- Problems while driving at night
- Need bright light for reading
- Eyeglasses or contact lens not working properly according to prescription
- Double vision in effected eye
- Changes in the way you see colors
What are the causes of cataract?
Causes of cataract include:
- Congenital disorder
- Other eye problems or past eye surgery
- Other medical conditions such as diabetes
- Long term use of medications such as steroids
- Air pollution, smoking, heavy drinking may also increase risk to develop cataract
What is the treatment of cataract?
Dr. Peter will give you eyeglasses or contact lens prescription if your vision can be corrected. If these methods can’t clear your vision, cataract surgery will be your best option and the most effective and safe treatment.
What happens during a cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery is a non-invasive procedure, performed on an outpatient basis (a patient can go home the same day). Local anesthesia is used in the procedure. Cataract surgery replaces the effected cloudy lens of an eye with a clear artificial lens, known as an intraocular lens (IOL).
Our doctors, at Menger Eye Center, perform a non-invasive, small-incision, no-stitch cataract surgery. The surgery is called as phacoemulsification, also known as phaco, surgery. During the procedure, the cloudy lens gets removed and the artificial IOL is implanted in the effected eye.
Premium IOLs: A wide variety of replacement lenses are available for cataract removal. The use of lens depends on the patient’s goals for their vision and individual preferences.
What are the results of cataract surgery?
The surgical process considerably reduces cataract surgery recovery time and reduces the risk of bleeding, irritation, scarring, and distortion. After the surgery, there is no need for glasses or contacts because of the new lens and the surgical process provides patients with convenient and effective results for their specific ocular conditions.