Cataracts and Surgery
Nearly 30 million people in the United States have cataracts. For many, it’s a natural part of aging. For others, cataracts can be genetic or the result of trauma or environmental factors. No matter the cause, all cataracts eventually require surgery to correct.
Surgically replacing the damaged lens with an artificial intraocular lens implant is the only effective treatment for cataracts. There are no known medications or supplements that will prevent or cure cataracts.
Early-stage cataracts may not require immediate surgery, but as cataract symptoms and vision loss progress and impact day-to-day activities, you should discuss surgical options with your ophthalmologist. Cataract surgery is usually a brief outpatient procedure performed under topical or local sedation, requiring no stitches and no patch.
While many eye care practices only offer traditional cataract surgery, Dr. Gregory Snodgrass and North Florida Cataract Specialists and Vision Care offer laser-assisted cataract surgery using the LenSx system. This state-of-the-art treatment dramatically improves incision accuracy, promotes faster healing and is 100% pain-free. Schedule Your Cataract Consultation Today