CT Doctor on Cataracts & Lens Implants

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CT Doctor on Cataracts & Lens Implants

Connecticut Cataract Surgeon Leslie Doctor, M.D. of Doctor & Associates shared some information on cataracts, cataract surgery, lens implants and vision correction. “Advances in lens implants for cataracts provide patients with some real benefits for their vision correction after cataract surgery that translate into a more hassle free and positive lifestyle,” remarked Dr. Leslie Doctor, M.D. of Doctor & Associates with offices located throughout Fairfield County in Westport, Norwalk and Wilton. 

While most people have a pretty solid awareness of what a cataract is, many do not realize the very widespread incidence of cataracts across the world nor do they realize the options and beneficial lifestyle that can be achieved with lens implants for vision correction after cataract surgery. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. About 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts and more than half of all Americans develop cataracts by age 80. A cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye preventing light rays from passing through it easily resulting in a clouding and blurring of vision. For many patients cataracts start out slowly and have little effect on vision at first. But, as the cataract becomes denser, so does the impact on vision. The most common symptoms that bother patients with cataracts include blurry or cloudy vision, sensitivity to light and glare, double vision in one eye, poor night vision, sometimes with haloes around lights, fading or yellowing of colors and often a need for frequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescriptions. 

“When the time comes that a cataract begins to alter your ability to live your desired lifestyle by limiting your daily activities-especially your ability to move around safely and comfortably-then it is time to have cataract surgery and lens implants. To correct vision after cataract surgery we use advanced technology permanent lens implants (IOL) to provide sharper vision in dim lighting conditions, toric lens implants to correct astigmatism and even lens implants that correct near vision, arm’s length vision as well as distance vision without requiring bifocals or reading glasses for the vast majority of patients”, said Dr. Leslie Doctor. 

If you or someone you know is bothered by the symptoms of cataracts or has questions or concerns about having a cataract, cataract surgery or a lens implant please call Doctor & Associates at 203-227-4113, visit Doctor & Associates in Fairfield County or facebook.com/doctorandassociates

Doctor & Associates is a leading Fairfield County Connecticut eye care practice providing eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, diagnosis and management of diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses and optical services. For those patients in need of eye surgery, as a founding member of the Wilton Surgery Center, Doctor & Associates eye surgeons are able to provide eye surgery in a convenient, close to home and cost effective ambulatory surgery center. Whatever your eye care, eye health or vision correction needs might be-Doctor & Associates can serve as a Connecticut ophthalmic consultant and will be conveniently located for patients from Fairfield County and southern Connecticut including Danbury, Stamford, Greenwich, Westport, Weston, Wilton, New Canaan, Norwalk, Fairfield, Bridgeport, Cannondale, Aspetuck, Redding, Trumbull, Shelton, Monroe, Darien, Glenbrook and Ridgefield Connecticut.