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What is a cataract?

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A cataract is an opacity or cloudiness of the eye’s natural lens that impairs vision by inhibiting light’s ability to pass normally through the eye to focus on the retina. In most cases, the development of a cataract is part of the normal aging process. In fact, it is estimated that two-thirds of adults over 60 years of age have cataracts. Younger people, however, are also susceptible to cataracts, and 15-20% of Kremer’s cataract patients are under age 55. The good news is that cataract surgery usually results in complete vision rehabilitation and can be treated on an outpatient basis. Kremer Eye Center participates with most insurance providers.

The specialists at Kremer Eye Center perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. If each eye has a cataract, typically the surgeries are scheduled two weeks apart from each other.

  • Partnering to Provide the Best Care.

    We communicate with your optometrist and PCP to provide seamless and consistently high-quality care.

  • Top of the line lenses.

    We’re always committed to treating your eyes to the latest in premium lenses.

  • Advanced Treatment.

    By offering the most advanced cataract surgery available, the cataract specialists at Kremer Eye Center can eliminate injections and stitches, accelerate recovery times and quickly restore your vision. We can often address other vision disorders while performing your cataract surgery, including astigmatism and near vision problems.

  • When Should Cataracts be Removed?

    The time to remove a cataract is when it interferes with your vision. Typical cataract symptoms include a gradual decrease in vision over time, difficulty reading, watching TV and driving at night. Contrary to popular belief, a cataract does not have to become "ripe" before being removed.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Since 1980, Kremer has remained dedicated to providing the most advanced cataract treatments available, tailored to each individual.

  • Premium Lens Implants

    Advanced lens implants such as a multifocal lens implant can reduce or eliminate your need for reading glasses and/or distance glasses after cataract surgery. Compared to traditional single-focus lens implants, advanced lenses are designed to provide an expanded range of vision. Kremer Eye Center cataract specialists were among the first in the region to use these advanced lenses. Your surgeon will help you choose the best lens for your needs.

  • Cataracts with Astigmatism

    Many cataract patients also have astigmatism, further reducing their visual clarity. The astigmatism can be treated with either an advanced technology laser or a toric lens implant at the same time as your cataract is removed.

  • Laser Treatment of Secondary Cataracts

    In some patients, after cataract surgery has been performed, the lens capsule may become cloudy. Kremer Eye Center surgeons will then use a YAG laser to make a small opening in the center of the cloudy capsule to restore visual clarity. The entire procedure is generally painless and can be performed in seconds while you sit upright in a chair at the surgical center.

If you’d like to learn more about the different types of cataracts and their treatment options, visit the cataract treatment page on our parent website.

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