Cataracts

Adams-64A cataract is a natural change occurring inside your eye, a gradual clouding of the lens of your eye that can make your vision less sharp over time.  A cataract can be the reason sharp images become blurred, bright colors become dull, or seeing at night is more difficult.

Surgery to treat cataracts is an outpatient procedure where an ophthalmologist removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial lens.  Once you’ve decided to have cataract surgery you and your doctor will decide which IOL is best suited for your needs.

Monofocal Lens:  A lens with a single focal point, designed to provide distance vision while offering enhanced image quality.

Toric IOL:  Astigmatism is where the cornea is curved more like a football, with a flatter and steeper curve.  This can cause your vision to be distorted.  A traditional IOL does not correct astigmatism.  A toric IOL provides significantly improved distance vision and may reduce the need for corrective lenses.

soccer2007-083Multifocal IOL:  A lens with multiple focal points, designed to correct presbyopia and provide a full range of vision- near, far and in-between while offering enhanced image quality.

Cataract surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure which typically takes about 10-15 minutes.  Your eye will be treated with anesthetic eye drops prior to the procedure so you’ll feel no discomfort.

 
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Office Locations

  • 1034 Riverside Avenue
    Jacksonville, FL  32204
    Phone (904) 354-2114
    Fax (904) 354-2122
  • 1411 South 14th Street, Suite G
    Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
    Phone (904) 354-2114
    Fax (904) 354-2122