Cataract Surgery for Allentown Pennsylvania
More than 50% of people over the age of 60 - and a large percentage of those younger have vision that is impaired by cataracts. Cataracts are so common that everyone will eventually develop a cataract if they live long enough.
Thanks to recent advancements in technology and surgical techniques, cataract surgery has become one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures performed today. At Bausch and Jones Eye Associates, many of our patients are pleasantly surprised when they learn that we are now performing cataract removal and lens implantation surgery without stitches or injections.
For patients that are candidates we use topical anesthesia (eye drops), which allows these patients the fastest possible visual recovery. It is not unusual for our patients to enjoy dramatically improved vision within hours of their procedure. The vast majority of our cataract patients return to normal daily activities less than 24 hours after their procedure.
A Common Vision Problem
Has your eye doctor told you that you have cataracts? You're not alone. Cataracts are a natural part of aging and everyone gets them at some point. The good news is that your doctor can remove them. This portion of the Web site explains what cataracts are, how they can affect your vision, and why small-incision surgery may be a good option for you.
Cataracts Reduce Your Sight
A cataract is the clouding of your eye's natural lens. Clouding usually happens slowly, so you might not notice it at first. But as time passes, your vision may grow fuzzy. Colors may not appear as vivid. Glare may bother you both in bright sunlight and at night, or it may seem as if your glasses are always dirty.