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Category Archives: Cataracts


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Have Cataracts? New Technology Improves Near, Middle and Distance Vision, Minimizes Side Effects

  In July, the FDA approved the Symfony® intraocular lens, the first lens of its kind to offer extended depth of focus for cataract patients. During clinical trials, researchers found the new lens typically provided better visual acuity at near, intermediate and far distances, than previous multifocal lens technology. Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief […]



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How YAG Capsulotomy Can Help After Cataract Surgery

One of the most common occurrences following cataract surgery is the reappearance of cloudy vision. Many patients experience a condition known as Posterior Capsule Opacity (PCO) weeks, months or even years after surgery. The condition is also referred to as “secondary cataract” and impairs your vision. It is most effectively treated with a quick, painless […]


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Why Do I Still Have Cloudy Vision After Cataract Surgery?

About three million cataract surgeries are performed in the United States every year, making cataract surgery the most frequently performed surgery in the country. Cataract surgery is also a highly successful procedure—at least 98 percent of cataract patients regain very good vision post-surgery—with few complications. Most complications from cataract surgery are minor and treatable. Posterior […]


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All About Limbal Relaxing Incisions

If you have cataracts and astigmatism, limbal relaxing incisions (LRI) may be used to treat your astigmatism during your cataract surgery. LRI are the most common surgical technique used to correct minor astigmatism as part of cataract surgery. Astigmatism is an eye condition in which the shape of the cornea or lens of the eye […]


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Why You Are Not Too Young for Cataracts

Cataracts are a common age-related eye condition that affects millions of Americans. By age 80, most Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery, according to the National Eye Institute. The term “age-related” can be misleading, however. Senior adults aren’t the only ones who can get cataracts. Many middle-aged adults develop cataracts, and […]


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Cataract Treatment Options at Key-Whitman

Cataracts are a common eye condition affecting approximately 22 million Americans over age 40. About 60 percent of people over age 60 will develop cataracts. Although your chances of eventually developing cataracts may be high, it’s important to know that you have options when it comes to treatment. Cataracts are a clouding of the focusing […]


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Cataract Surgery: What to Know About Your Recovery

If you have been diagnosed with cataracts and are preparing to have surgery, you’re probably wondering what to expect during the recovery process. During cataract surgery, the clouded lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial lens implant. Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure, and you will be able to go home […]


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Concerned About Statin Use and Cataracts? 4 Things You Need to Know

A recent study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology suggests that there may be a link between the use of certain cholesterol-reducing drugs known as statins and an increased risk for cataracts. The researchers say that “further assessment of this relationship is recommended, especially because of increased statin use and the importance of acceptable […]


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