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Cataract Removal Surgery and Treatment in White Plains New York

What is Cataracts: Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions

When cataracts disrupt your life, you can visit our White Plains or Manhattan office, where our surgeons can diagnose and treat this progressive vision condition. Cataracts are clouds of protein in the ocular lens; as the protein gradually clumps together, it can blur vision and make it difficult to read, work, or drive. Other symptoms of cataracts include color distortion, sensitivity to glare, trouble seeing at night, and double vision. Frequent changes in eyeglass prescriptions can also be a sign of cataracts. Our surgeons offer suture-less cataract surgery to treat your cataracts without using a needle or stitch. Call our office today to schedule a consultation and begin your journey toward clearer vision.

Who Develops Cataracts?

There are several causes of cataracts. They include:

  1. Aging. Over half of people aged 65 or older develop cataracts. The protein in the lens begins to clump together as a result of the aging process.
  2. Trauma. Injury to the eye can disrupt the lens and cause cataracts, sometimes even years after the initial trauma.
  3. Secondary effects from other medical conditions. Diabetes is associated with an increased risk of cataracts.
  4. Congenital factors. Due to infection, improper development, or injury, some babies are born with cataracts.
Extended exposure to sunlight and personal habits such as drinking and smoking can also increase your risk for cataracts. The National Eye Institute also recommends eating high-antioxidant foods to minimize your chances of developing cataracts.
The doctors at Maple Eye and Laser Center offer comprehensive cataracts treatment to patients in White Plains, NY. This condition is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye caused by the accumulation of proteins that results in visual deficits. Surgery to correct cataracts involves the removal of the clouded portion of the lens and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).

When Do You Need Cataract Surgery?

We provide surgery to patients whose vision is significantly compromised. Some less severe cataracts can be treated with corrective eyeglasses, different lighting in your home, magnifying lenses, or anti-glare sunglasses. When obscured vision limits your daily activities, we recommend our suture-less surgery so you can reclaim your eyesight and your life. If you decide to have cataract surgery, your doctor will meet personally with you before and after your procedure so that you are comfortable during the entire process.

Replacement Lenses Restore Your Vision

In addition to surgically removing the clouded lens of the eye, we offer a full range of intraocular lenses to restore or even improve your eyesight. New types of replacement lenses allow us correct astigmatism (blurred vision due to imperfect corneal shape) along with cataracts. Artificial lenses can also correct myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness), reducing the need for glasses. We strive to give you even better vision than you had before cataracts interfered with your eyesight.

State-of-the-Art Cataract Surgery

At Maple Eye and Laser, we are proud to offer only blade-free surgeries assisted by laser technology, which often reduces the risk of complications and minimizes inflammation, discomfort, and recovery times. If you require cataract surgery, we will make incisions to your eye and fragment the lens using a precise femtosecond laser, which is much more efficient than manual surgery using a blade.

Want to Know More?​

To learn more about cataracts, the cataract surgery process, or schedule a consultation with one of our doctors, call our office today.

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