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Cataracts

Cataracts

We are proud to be the first in central and Northern NY to offer the most advanced technology in cataract surgery.

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of visual impairment in the world. A cataract is a clouding or opacity of the natural lens inside the eye. The lens is located just behind the iris (the colored part of your eye). It functions somewhat like the lens on a camera, focusing the light that enters your eye onto the retina. 

However, when the lens becomes cloudy, it prevents light and images from passing through to the retina, and the vision becomes impaired. By far, the most common cause of cataracts is the natural aging process. It accounts for over 90% of all cases of cataracts. Medications (such as steroids), trauma, diabetes, genetics, and ultraviolet light can also contribute to the development of cataracts. 

As a general rule, most cataracts develop slowly over time, from months to years, before they mature enough to start affecting vision and interfering in daily activities.

Most Common Cataract Symptoms:

Risk Factors for Cataracts

  • Advanced age
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Family history
  • Trauma
  • Steroid use
  • Overexposure to sunlight without UV protection

Contact us to learn more about your treatment options for cataracts.

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Locations

Watertown

1815 State Street
Watertown, NY 13601

(315) 788-6070

Ogdensburg

420 Ford Street
Ogdensburg, NY 13669

(315) 393-7171
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