Cataracts are normally described as the clouds that people get in their eyes when they get older. In the following summary we’ll discuss precisely what a cataract is and what happens to one’s eye when cataracts form in the eye. This should provide you with a “clearer” understanding of what more than 20 million Americans deal with every year.
The eye contains proteins in its lens that helps in allowing you to see. When someone has a cataract, those said proteins are aging and distorting, causing your vision to become blurry. The reason for this is because the blotches of protein are blocking out necessary light needed by the retina, or inner-tissue of the eye, to properly process an image. What happens during surgery is the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a new, synthetic lens, which allows you to see clearly again.
The most common cause of cataracts is old age, and unfortunately they are inevitable when it comes to that. More than 20 million people in America are suffering from cataracts, with as many as 3 million people getting cataract surgeries yearly. There is an absolute chance that by the time you reach 70 or 80 years old that you will have developed cataracts. With an average cost of about $3, 279 dollars per procedure, it’s important that you find a surgeon that you feel most comfortable with. Grosinger, Spigelman, and Grey have a combined 25 + years’ worth of experience in the field of everything Cataracts and Lasik eye surgeries, so no matter what you issue may be, no matter how young or old you are, you’ll be in good hands with Grosinger, Spigelman and Grey.