A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. A normal lens allows the light to focus an image clearly on the back of the eye. As a cataract develops, the lens scatters light, which prevents light from passing through the eye and makes it harder for a person to see.
Cataracts are a normal part of aging. Approximately half of adults aged 65–74 have cataracts, and about 70% of people over 75 have this condition. Other causes include eye injuries, smoking, certain diseases, medications, and genetic inheritance.
Symptoms of a cataract:
A small cataract does not need to be treated immediately, but surgery is the only effective treatment for cataracts. The cataract operation involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a lens implant. Dr. Lee uses the latest technology when it comes to cataract surgery. The surgery options include the Phacoemulsification, Femtosecond laser and Intraocular lens. Learn more about the other cataract surgery options here.