Cataracts is an disease that can occur at any age, no matter your heredity, medical history, ethnic background, or gender. When protein buildups grow on the outside of your natural eye lenses, the result is blurred or cloudy vision, which tends to grow progressively more serious over time. Here at the Retina Group of Washington, we are here to take over where the ability of special prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses leave off. Our cataract surgery in Potomac will restore your vision to a level that you may have given up on ever experiencing again.
In the earliest stages of cataracts, you will probably remain unaware of the presence of the disease. Symptoms typically do not appear until it becomes more advanced. Initially, corrective lenses will do a good job of keeping you seeing well in spite of cataracts. When those deposits become so pervasive and cover so much of your eye lenses that even glasses or contacts make no significant difference, it’s time to consider our cataracts surgery in Potomac. The procedure has two components to it. First is the removal of your eye lenses, since cataracts cannot be separated from their surface. The second part is the placement of prosthetic lenses, called intraocular lens implants, or IOLs. These implants are multifocal and give you back the focus that your natural lenses provided. Combined with the clarity of vision you will have, now free of cataracts, the outcome is a high level of sharp vision at all distances. The procedure is safe and has a high success rate. You can enjoy all of the activities that had become difficult or even impossible to engage in, such as driving, playing golf, using your computer, and reading.
Discover if you are a good candidate for our cataract surgery in Potomac. Call us and set up an appointment for an examination and consultation.