Cataract Surgery Fargo

Cataracts – A Natural Effect of Aging

cataract surgery Fargo, NDThe eye’s natural crystalline lens helps us focus on people and things at varying distances. Unfortunately, as we grow older this lens hardens, and without its youthful suppleness, loses its ability to focus, creating vision problems. This condition, a natural consequence of aging, is called presbyopia. Some people begin experiencing the early effects of presbyopia (such as gradual loss of near vision) in their mid-40s.

As we age, these changes occurring to the natural crystalline lens will lead to the development of cataracts. By age 65, a large percentage of us will develop a cataract, most often typified by cloudy/fuzzy vision. With a cataract you may have difficulty seeing in extremely bright light or low-light conditions.

Improving Your Vision with Cataract Surgery

Developing a cataract doesn’t mean a permanent loss of vision quality, or having to give up the things you love, because cataract surgery is a safe, effective way to improve your vision. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States, with well over 2 million Americans having the procedure every year. Performed almost exclusively on an outpatient basis, cataract surgery is microsurgery, whereby the natural lens is removed and replaced with what is called an intraocular lens (IOL). The procedure is highly successful and most people regain very good distance vision, somewhere between 20/20 and 20/40.

Understanding Cataract Surgery

cataract treatment fargo, NDCataract formation is a natural process which occurs slowly over time. The lens behind the pupil gradually becomes cloudy which affects how light is focused onto the retina, causing glare and blurry vision. Cataract surgery is a technologically advanced procedure in which the lens is removed through a small, no stitch incision, and is replaced with a crystal clear acrylic lens that allows light to be clearly and precisely focused on the retina.Advancements in lens technology and refractive surgery allow Dr. Thom, Ophthalmologist Fargo, ND,  to achieve unprecedented results with cataract surgery. Now it is possible to achieve clear vision for both distance and reading without glasses. Premium multifocal and accommodative lenses offer the potential for reduced dependence and complete independence from glasses.

If you are interested in cataract surgery in Fargo, ND, please give us a call at (701) 235-5200 today!