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Cataract Surgery

Getting Cataract Surgery

The development of a cataract can be a frightening experience. If you find yourself in this situation, know that you are not alone. Cataracts are a condition that many will encounter during their lifetime. Fortunately, undergoing surgery to remove a cataract can help restore your lost vision. At Berkeley Heights Eye Group, we've streamlined our cataract treatment plan to help rehabilitate and restore function to your eye.


About Cataracts

When light enters our eyes, it is filtered through a natural lens found right behind the iris. This natural lens helps direct light to the retina, allowing us to see and interpret the world around us. When a cataract begins to form, the lens begins to cloud. This can create symptoms of blurred vision, dulled or yellowed colors, light sensitivity, or doubled vision. If left untreated, the lens will continue to cloud your vision.

When cataract surgery is performed, the eye and surrounding area are numbed. Then, the doctor will make a small incision near the edge of the cornea. The clouded lens is removed from the eye and replaced with a clear, artificial lens. The entire procedure generally lasts 20-30 minutes and is followed by a brief recovery period.


Cataract Surgery, Step by Step

If you are interested in having your cataracts treated, call our office and schedule a cataract evaluation. At the appointment, Dr. Leventhal will perform the necessary checks to determine whether or not the cataracts are mature enough for surgery. If the two of you decide it would be best to move forward with surgery, you will then meet with our surgical coordinator to begin scheduling your surgery.

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