Category Archives: Cataracts

Dr. Donnenfeld Shares Options for Reducing Cataract Surgery Pain and Inflammation

Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, Cornea, Laser Cataract & Refractive Surgeon at OCLI, was recently interviewed by Healio Ocular Surgery News to discuss the need to treat pain and inflammation before and after cataract surgery in order to ensure an optimal outcome and patient experience. Read the full article>>

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Q&A with OCLI: LASIK or Cataract Surgery?

Q: Why would my eye doctor tell me I can’t have LASIK if I have the beginning signs of cataracts? A: The cornea, or clear front portion of your eye, and the lens within your eye make up your eye’s optical system. If either the cornea or the lens is damaged or diseased, you most …

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Q&A with OCLI: What age is too young to have cataract surgery?

Answer: Most people will develop a mature cataract after the age of 60 due to life’s natural process of aging. The first signs of cataract development may include difficulty seeing street signs especially while driving, a glare or halo effect while driving during the night time, and often times, noticing that your prescription glasses aren’t …

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Your Questions Answered: What are the symptoms of cataracts?

Q: What are the symptoms of cataracts?   A: Generally, cataract symptoms may be so mild initially, that you may not even notice them. You may experience blurred vision, though symptoms generally worsen over time. A lot of people who do have symptoms notice a glare from oncoming headlights while driving at night. Reading may …

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Understanding the Common Signs of Cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States and affect approximately 24 million American adults over the age of 40. Cataracts are a natural part of aging and can happen to anyone. As we get older, the lenses in our eyes can gradually start to become …

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OCLI Answers Your Eye Questions – I was diagnosed with Cataracts

OCLI is experienced in answering any questions our patients or potential patients may have. Whether you’re curious about preventative eye health, treatment options, or have specific concerns about a procedure, we’re more than happy to help. Below, we address a question about cataract diagnosis. Q: I have been diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes. I lead …

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Cataract Surgery. Unsure? Ask for a Second Opinion

It is normal to have questions surrounding what to do when you’ve been diagnosed with a cataract. Read more to learn about the different types of cataract surgery options available today. You’ve been told you have a cataract. Now what? You start hearing about different options for how you may see after the surgery and …

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Cataract Surgery: Top 10 Myths from 1 to 10*. Third in a series of three

It takes weeks to see well after cataract surgery Cataract surgery is among the most advanced surgeries offered today. “Many patients have 20/20 visual acuity the next day, others may take a week or so to see well from the operated eye,” says David Sachs, MD, Corneal and Cataract surgeon. There is nothing that can …

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