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Did you know that cataracts will affect over half of all adults over age 60? A cataract is a gradual clouding of the natural lens of the eye. Symptoms of cataracts include reduced depth perception, annoying glare in sunlight, diminished color perception and poor night vision. A cataract is not a "film" over the eye, and neither diet nor lasers will make it go away. The best way to treat a cataract is to remove the old, clouded lens and provide a replacement.

Our practice has extensive training in cataract removal, and we continuously strive to provide cataract patients with the safest, most pain-free recovery of vision possible. New advances and techniques have made cataract surgery one of the most successful and life-improving surgical procedures performed. Most cataract surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, and more than 95 percent of surgeries improve vision. When your cataract has been removed it may seem like a miracle. All the things you couldn't see clearly are bright, clear and vivid again. In fact, many people will tell you they haven't seen life so clearly in years. Once you see how good the world looks, you'll be so glad -- like millions of others just like you -- that a cataract is one thing you can live without. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. You and Dr. Shultz or Dr. Chang should consider the potential risks and benefits, and determine if cataract surgery is right for you.

No-stitch Cataract Surgery

"No-stitch" cataract surgery is the most advanced surgical treatment for cataracts available anywhere. This state-of-the-art procedure allows for a less invasive operation while maintaining the highest standards of surgical care. The actual procedure usually takes between four to seven minutes, and only drops are used to numb the eye during surgery. The technique was a breakthrough in the treatment of cataracts, because the procedure is performed through a very small corneal incision that is self-sealing. Since the incision area is so small, patients heal quicker and resume normal activities much faster than ever before.

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