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What are Cataracts?

A cataract is simply the clouding and hardening of the natural lens in your eye. The natural lens in your eye helps you to focus and see clearly. When you develop cataracts (clouding of the lens), your vision can become blurry or dingy and night time vision can be affected by glare, halos, and starbursts. By replacing your cloudy lens with a clear artificial lens, your vision can be restored to a more youthful state. 



Most patients choose cataract surgery when their vision has become affected to the point where it interferes with their daily activities. One of the most common complaints is night time driving. Patients often state that driving at night has become difficult due to the glare and distorted light from oncoming headlights and other light sources. This difficulty at night can lead to safety hazards on the road and is a clear sign that an eye exam is needed. There are many reasons cataract surgery may be needed and the specialists at Conway Ophthalmology can help you determine if surgery is the right answer for you. 



Not everyone needs cataract surgery. There are some patients who simply do not need surgery and there are others that do. Each patient is different and their needs are unique. There are also many options when it comes to surgery. Do you require a special lens implant? Do you have astigmatism? Do you have glaucoma? All these questions need to be evaluated depending on the needs of the individual patient. At Conway Ophthalmology we take pride in our personal approach to eye care. We are here to provide YOU the information to help YOU make an informed decision about YOUR eyes. 

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