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Clearing Cataract-Clouded Vision

CLEARING Cataract-Clouded Vision Cataracts by the Numbers 20.5 MILLION 98% patients 40+ have cataracts of cataract surgeries are successful 50% of Americans over 80 have cataracts $3.4 BILLION is spent on Medicare costs for cataract treatment annualy 99.5% of patients have no significant post-op complications Seeing the Facts about Cataracts Iris Cloudy spots on lenses Pupil Retina Block light Lens passage to retina SYMPTOMS VARY CAUSES VARY Clouded vision Age Double vision Sun Exposure Glare Diabetes Frequent eyeglass/ contact prescription changes Eye injury/disease Treatments for Cataracts Glasses çan help in early stages, but most patients réquire cataračt surgery tion: Mo common form of cataract surgery Phacoemul: • Small incision near cornea • Ultrasound probe used to dissolve lens • Lens fragments suctioned out • Intraocular lens (IOL) inserted (artificial lens) Wavefront: Improved surgical precision • Provides real-time eye mapping during procedure • Helps surgeon choose best IOL strength • 25% more precise eye mapping Extracapsular and Intracapsular: Other types of cataract surgery • Extracapsular: Used when cataract is too large for ultrasound to dissolve Intracapsular: Used for very large cataracts – usually after eye trauma · IOLS used in both procedures Provided by DR. MARK HORNFELD MD Sources:

Clearing Cataract-Clouded Vision

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Phacoemulsification is the most common form of cataract surgery performed. This procedure involves a small incision near the cornea and uses an ultrasound probe to dissolve the damaged lens so that it...


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