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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).

Cataract Surgery at Kelly Vision Center

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Cataract Eye Surgery in New York City

  • Dr. Kelly is a highly reviewed eye surgeon by patients online
  • Affordable payment options for all patients
  • Eliminate the need for glasses for both near and far

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 Intraocular Lens into its permanent position. There are many lens choices available and Dr. Kelly will select the best lens to fit your vision correction and lifestyle.

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 eye surgery is nearly unmatched in perfecting the safety protocols regulating it, the techniques developed for it, and the technology elevating it. Learn more about CATARACT TECHNOLOGY and Intraocular Lens Options (IOLs)

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Types of IOLs used for Cataracts

Standard Monofocal IOL:

This IOL provides patients with a good amount of distance as well as intermediate vision. However, it cannot help patients with near vision issues. This approach usually requires that patients be fitted with corrective lenses or eyeglasses following the surgery to help them with reading and near-vision tasks.

Multifocal IOL:

This method is designed to provide both distance and near vision at the same time, but it is unable to restore proper intermediate vision. Those who go this route may find they experience Increased glare and halos at night.

Accommodating IOL:

Crystalens™ is the first accommodating lens available in the U.S. and it is specially designed to help patients achieve good distance, intermediate, and near vision. This IOL allows patients to see their best by giving them a full range of vision, reducing the need for contact lenses or glasses.

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To get a cataract screening and learn how cataract surgery in NYC can improve your vision, please contact us to set up your free consultation at Kelly Vision Center.

Cataracts FAQ

Who gets Cataracts?

What causes Cataracts?

Who gets Cataracts?

Cataracts are a condition that is most often related to aging. Data shows that more than 50% of Americans undergo cataract or cataract surgery by the time they are 80. In some cases, babies, small children, and middle-aged adults may also have cataracts, either as a natural condition present at birth or a development related to another medical condition.

What causes Cataracts?

There are various contributing factors to the development of cataracts. Some of those include aging eyes, diabetes, high blood pressure, injuries to the eye, inflammation of the eyes, prior eye surgery, and excess sun exposure over time.

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