A cataract is a clouding of all or part of the normally clear natural lens. This can result in blurred or distorted vision. Cataracts are most often found in people over the age of 55; however, cataracts are occasionally detected in patients of all ages.
Diagnosis for Cataracts
While the cause of cataracts remains uncertain, it is known that a chemical change occurs within your eye to cause the lens to become cloudy. This may be due to advancing age, heredity, an injury, or disease. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation in sunlight, cigarette smoking, or the use of certain medications are also risk factors for the development of cataracts.
Although cataracts develop without pain or discomfort, there are some indications that a cataract may be forming. These include blurred or hazy vision, the appearance of spots in front of the eyes, increased sensitivity to glare, or the feeling of having a film over the eyes. A temporary improvement in near vision may also indicate formation of a cataract.
Lens Implant Options
Technology has evolved dramatically, giving patients several options to increase visual expectations and decrease dependence on glasses after surgery. All lens types are of equal quality and provide different levels of function. Our qualified staff and doctors will help you choose the lens implant best suited for your visual needs. Medicare and most insurances usually cover Monofocal lenses. Toric and Multifocal lenses are only partially covered through insurance. Please review the description of the lenses and their benefits to you after surgery with your doctor.
The Trifocal is the newest generation of Multifocal Len'ses. The Trifocal provides an exceptional combination of near, intermediate, and distance vision. It substantially reduces the need for glasses. This lens was designed for today’s active individual, making it possible to view up close for mobile devices, intermediate for computer screens, and quality distance vision.
Extended Depth Of Focus Symfony Lens
The Extended Depth-of-Focus IOL provided continuous full range of vision, allowing you to see clear at near, intermediate, and far distances.
Monofocal Intraocular Lenses
Monofocals are the standard lenses covered by insurance. They will not correct astigmatism or presbyopia. Glasses will be required after surgery.
Toric Intraocular Lenses
Toric lenses correct astigmatism. They will reduce the need for distance glasses after surgery, but not reading glasses. These lenses are not fully covered by insurance.
Cataracts Diagnosis and Treatment in Dade and Broward Counties
If you have cataracts (or suspect you do), visit the experts at Aran Eye Associates. We will use state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to get you a definitive diagnosis and effective treatment. Contact us at (305) 442-2020 to schedule a consultation, or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form to arrange your visit.