We all have a clear lens in our eye that helps us to focus. When this clear lens becomes cloudy it is called a cataract. In most instances, cataract formation is a normal aging process in the eye and it usually causes unwanted visual symptoms. People with cataracts may experience glare symptoms, difficulty driving a car at night, blurry vision, need for brighter lights when reading, difficulty reading fine print, difficulty reading words or scores on the television, or even halos around lights.
Fortunately, people who develop visually significant cataracts do not have to live with impaired vision. Both Dr. Dailey and Dr. Harvey use the most advanced methods to remove cataracts with a quick, safe, and painless procedure using no needles and no patches. At the time of cataract removal, the doctors implant an intraocular lens (IOL) that can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and reading vision. In many instances, patients no longer need to wear distance glasses after cataract surgery. This procedure is done on an outpatient basis and patients typically return to their active lifestyle shortly after surgery!