Cataracts: Causes & Treatment

CATARACTS

Kelly Vision Center has the most experienced
cataract doctors in New York

Dr. James Kelly is a pioneer in performing custom cataract surgery with the most sophisticated premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs). He and his team have earned a reputation for surgical excellence after helping thousands of cataract surgery patients achieve restored vision at all distances.

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Cataracts are generally associated with aging, although they may be caused by other factors. They are the result of protein buildup that clouds the lens and leads to blurry vision, difficulty with glare, dulled colors, poor night vision and often increased nearsightedness (myopia).

The Cataract Surgery Procedure

Dr. Kelly begins the surgery with numbing eye drops, which allow for minimal discomfort during the procedure. Next, he makes a tiny incision on the surface of the cornea and removes the cataract through a sophisticated process known as phacoemulsification. Once the eye is cataract free, Dr. Kelly inserts and carefully positions an IOL into its permanent position.

Cataract surgery is one of the safest surgical procedures because it is one of the most common procedures in medicine. About three million cataract surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year. Cataract surgery is nearly unmatched in perfecting the safety protocols regulating it, the techniques developed for it, and the technology elevating it.

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* based on number of private practice procedures performed.