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Cataract treatment in Lanham, Maryland

Cataracts

At Moshedi Eye Center in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Dr. Emil Moshedi is recognized for his advanced approach to the care, treatment, and removal of cataracts. Using state-of-the-art equipment and eye care techniques, including surgery, Dr. Moshedi will determine what cataract treatment is most effective for your particular case.

What Is a Cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye that most commonly occurs with age. The lens of the eye is made of mostly water and protein. Cataracts form from a buildup of this protein that makes the lens cloudy and prevents light from passing through it. Other less frequent causes of cataract development include smoking, alcohol use, diabetes, eye injury, radiation, certain medications, and exposure to toxins.

What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

Cataracts grow slowly and may develop in only one or both eyes. Gradual changes you may notice in your vision include:

  • Blurred, cloudy, fuzzy, or filmy vision
  • Increased sensitivity to sunlight and glare
  • Difficultly seeing or driving at night
  • Double vision
  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Changes in color vision, especially distinguishing between blues and purples
  • Temporary improvement in near vision

Cataract Treatment Options:

  • ReSTOR® multifocal intraocular lenses
  • Toric intraocular lenses

Cataract Surgery

Unless vision loss interferes with your daily activities, cataracts do not need to be removed. Should you need cataract surgery, however, it is very successful for most people.

Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgery procedures in the United States. This short outpatient procedure involves removing the clouded lens in the eye and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) made of clear plastic or silicone fitted just for you. You will typically receive only topical anesthesia with drops, or IV anesthesia if necessary. Most cases do not need stitches and most patients go home without needing an eye patch.

Keep an Eye on Cataracts

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of cataracts, come to Moshedi Eye Center in Lanham, Maryland for a comprehensive eye exam and cataract screening. It’s important to take action before your vision and safety is compromised. Call us at (301) 552-5000 for an appointment.