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Comprehensive eye care and treatment of patients with conditions that affect vision and ocular health

About Cataracts

About Cataracts

Nearly everyone will develop cataracts at some point. Typically, a cataract needs to be removed only when vision loss interferes with your everyday activities, such as driving or watching TV.

Cataract is the term used to describe a clouding of the natural lens of the eye.

At middle age, many people begin to notice difficulty with their reading vision.

Researchers suspect that there are several causes of cataract, such as diabetes.

Symptoms of early cataract may be improved, e..g, new eyeglasses. Otherwise, surgery is the only effective treatment.

There are two types of cataract surgery. Your doctor can explain the differences and help determine which is better for you.

Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most common surgeries performed today and is most often done as an outpatient procedure.

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Cornea Diseases
Routine Eye Exams

A comprehensive dilated eye exam helps to make sure that you’re seeing the best you can and that you’re keeping your eyes healthy. Catching problems early can help preserve your vision.

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Cornea Surgery
Primary Eye Care

Wills Eye ophthalmologists screen and treat for conditions such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. If needed, patients with serious eye problems are referred to one of the Wills Eye subspecialty services.

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Top Cataract Surgeons
Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is one of the safest surgeries performed in the United States today and is most often done as an outpatient procedure. Each year, Wills Eye physicians perform thousands of cataract surgeries to restore your vision, often to 20/20.

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Best Doctors for Cataract Surgery
Anterior Segment Surgery

Some patients need complex repair of structures within the front of the eye (anterior segment) due to injuries, eye disease, or complications from other surgeries. Our surgeons are skilled in this area and can improve vision and function with a variety of surgical techniques.