Category Archives: Cataract

Do you have cataracts?

Do you have trouble with glare from oncoming headlights while driving at night? Ever need to move closer to the TV to read ballgame scores or the news crawl along the bottom of the screen? Is it getting more difficult to tell navy blue from black apart? If so, you may have cataracts! Cataract simply… Read More »


iStent

For patients with glaucoma who are undergoing cataract surgery, an iStent can be a great option to become less dependent on glaucoma medication. Some patients are able to discontinue their glaucoma medication completely! This minimally-invasive technique is performed at the time of cataract surgery, and is implanted by Dr. Ballitch. Implantation of the iStent is quick and painless. The iStent… Read More »


What are cataracts?

In our eyes, there are naturally clear crystalline lenses, one in each eye. These lenses helps our eyes to focus light on our retina, resulting in clear images. Over time, gradual changes occur and the clear lens becomes more yellow. Additionally, the lens can develop cloudiness in different parts of the lens. Generally speaking, a gradual… Read More »


Having more glare while driving at night?

Are TV news tickers getting harder to read? Do you have to squint to see scoreboards on TV? If so, you may be developing cataracts. Cataracts are a naturally occurring age-related change that occurs in the lenses inside our eyes. Cataracts change our lenses from clear to a yellowed and hazy/cloudy appearance; this changes makes vision… Read More »


Can My Cataract Regrow?

We occasionally get this question from patients who have cataract surgery, which is when their cloudy natural lens is replaced with a new clear artificial lens. To best answer this question, we must understand anatomy. Both natural and clear artificial lenses are suspended in a capsule or bag-like structure. During surgery, a small incision is made in the bag,… Read More »


Slowing Cataract Changes

Did you know that after our late 50s to 60s, the natural lenses in our eyes begin to become cloudy and yellow? These changes are known as cataracts.  Over time, patients with cataracts notice glare and halos around bright lights, fuzzy vision while watching TV, as well as needed more and more light to read. Cataracts can make enjoyable daily… Read More »


Experience vision at all distances

When you opt for cataract surgery with multifocal lenses, , you’re opting for the opportunity for freedom from both cataracts and presbyopia, a condition that makes it difficult to focus on objects that are close to you as the lenses in your eyes lose flexibility with age. Multifocal lenses can even help you reduce your… Read More »





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