Cataracts are one of the leading causes of vision impairment and blindness worldwide, according to the National Eye Institute. In fact, the NEI estimates that more than 50% of people over age 75 experience some degree of cataract development.
What Are Cataracts?
Cataracts are areas in the lens of the eye which become cloudy and can make it difficult to see. They are most commonly associated with aging, but they can also happen as a result of other medical conditions or injuries. There are different types and causes of cataracts, but most require medical treatment to correct vision problems.
What Surgery Can Be Done To Address Cataracts?
When cataracts become severe enough to impact one’s daily life, it may be time to consider surgical interventions. Our physicians at Wilkinson Eye Center of Pontiac and Clarkston, MI, work routinely with men and women who are interested in surgical procedures such as the placement of IOLs. This procedure can restore vision and address cataracts in a single visit, allowing patients to improve their vision and see clearly after the development of cataracts in one or both eyes.
What Is an IOL?
An intraocular lens, or IOL, is a replacement for the natural lens of the eye. It can be used in cataract surgery to improve vision after cataracts have developed naturally over time. The IOL can also be implanted during other procedures that are required to address other medical issues such as glaucoma or retinal abnormalities like diabetic retinopathy.
I Have Been Diagnosed With Cataracts. What Now?
If you have been diagnosed with a type of cataract that requires surgical treatment, our team at Wilkinson Eye Center can help you explore your options and choose the best course of action for your vision needs. Our physicians are specially trained in all types of ophthalmology and will work with you to find an effective solution that meets your health needs, lifestyle, and budget.
Enjoy Clear Vision in 2023!
If you are struggling with cataracts and are interested in learning more about the placement of IOLs to restore your vision, it may be time to talk to the various professionals available to help at Wilkinson Eye Center of Pontiac and Clarkston, MI. Call 248-334-4931 to request a consultation visit and evaluation with our doctors to discuss this treatment further.