Cataracts

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Brass Eye Center is committed to being a leader when it comes to comprehensive eye care and ophthalmology in and around Latham, Clifton Park, and Albany, NY. We offer a wide range of treatments because we believe that nothing should stand between you and perfect vision. Our surgeons are trained in the most advanced surgical techniques allowing us to treat a number of vision problems, cataracts being one of them. Dr. Brass was the first surgeon to be certified to use the Catalys laser for cataract surgery in the Capital District. He has the most experience with this cutting edge treatment in the area.

What Are Cataracts?

In order for a person to have clear vision and see normally, light must be able to pass freely through the optical structures of the eye. Two of these structures are particularly important because they bend the light so it will focus on the retina. These two structures are the cornea and the crystalline lens. Both of these structures must be clear in order for you to have clear vision.

A cataract is the clouding of the crystalline lens in the eye; the lens is what turns into a cataract. This can cause a person’s vision to become blurry. This clouding usually occurs slowly, though it’s possible that it can happen quickly, especially after suffering trauma to the eye. Cataracts aren’t painful, though they can cause many detrimental symptoms including:

●      Blurry vision

●      Glare while driving or reading

●      Duller colors

●      Fewer details

●      Changes in your glasses prescription

●      Possible double vision 

Who Is Affected By Cataracts?

The people most likely to be affected by cataracts are those who are older. Cataracts are a natural and normal effect of aging. The older you get, the more likely you are to develop cataracts. Around the age of 40, most patients will begin to experience at least minor cases of the visual effects that result from the changes in the crystalline lens – even those people who have previously had great vision. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, over half of all Americans will develop cataracts by the age of 80. 

How We Treat Cataracts

For this problem to be treated, the cataracts will have to be removed. Our office provides the most advanced cataract surgery and the placement of intraocular lenses available anywhere, that will restore your vision. New advances and techniques have made cataract surgery one of the most successful and life-improving surgical procedures performed; over 95 percent of cataract surgeries improve vision. All of these surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis.

Contact Your Albany, NY Ophthalmologist Today

If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, we encourage you to fill out our online appointment request form or give us a call at (518) 782-7827. If you have any questions about cataracts or cataract surgery, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We hope to see you and help make your vision as perfect as it can be!