29 Buckland Street Manchester, CT 06042
Phone: (860) 646-6655   Map It | $pecials!

What is a Cataract?

With the formation of a cataract, activities like reading, bowling, or driving can be difficult. Fortunately, vision can be restored quickly, allowing the patient to return home within a few hours. With new advances in cataract surgery, vision improvement begins almost immediately, and an eye patch isn't even needed.
   
WHAT IS A CATARACT? WHAT IS A CATARACT?
 
So What is a Cataract? A Cataract is the clouding of the lens of the eye. (See above animation) Normally, light passes through the clear lens and is focused onto the Retina. However, the natural aging process can cause the lens to become cloudy. The Cataract or cloudy lens blocks the passage of light through the eye and causes distorted or blurred vision, glare, or difficulty seeing in poor lighting conditions.

Cataract surgery is the most common operation in the world. In the United States, more than 2.7 million procedures are performed annually. (National Institutes of Health)

There are 20.5 million cases of early cataracts among Americans aged 40 and older, and 50 percent of people older than 65 have developed significant cataracts. (National Institutes of Health)
 


TEL: (860) 646-6655
FAX: (860) 647-7872
29 Buckland Street
Manchester, CT 06042 Map  Map It
Office Hours
Monday:
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday:
9:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday:
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday:
9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday:
10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday:
8:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday:
Closed

New England Eyecare - Manchester 29 Buckland Street Manchester, CT 06042 Phone: (860) 646-6655 Fax: (860) 647-7872

© 2018 All content is the property of New England Eyecare ™ & assoc. vendors. | DISCLAIMER | HIPAA | SiteMap
Website Powered and Developed by EyeVertise.com