CATARACT SURGERY

Dr. Robert Maloney believes that a well-informed patient is key to successful vision correction surgery. He wants to be sure that you fully understand what you can expect from your procedure you choose. He wants to help you care for and preserve your eyesight in the best way possible. Here, you can find the information that you need to help you make informed choices about health care for your eyes.

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WHAT IS A CATARACT?

HOW COMMON ARE CATARACTS?

Nearly everyone will eventually have cataracts. Estimates differ because not all who are affected seek treatment, but current research indicates that by age seventy-five at least 70 percent of Americans either have had cataract surgery or cannot see well because of cataracts. You'll likely begin to notice cataract-related vision problems in your early to mid-sixties.

Cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure in the United States. Some 3 million Americans have cataract surgery every year, often in an outpatient procedure that takes less than ten to fifteen minutes. The surgeon replaces the clouded natural lens with a clear synthetic lens through a tiny incision. These procedures nearly always succeed in greatly improving the patient's vision, with almost no interruption in daily activities.

How Do Cataracts Affect The Eyes

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