The cataract experts here at St. Paul Eye Clinic have become known for quality care with advanced treatment options and superior surgical results. A cataract itself is a clouding and blurring of the naturally clear and transparent lens. Cataracts can cause blurry or hazy vision, poor night vision, and glare (especially while driving), or difficulty reading. Fortunately, if cataract removal becomes necessary, today’s innovative medical advances have transformed this surgery into an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home that same day. Cataract procedures are performed at the Midwest Surgery Center located in Woodbury or the Phillips Eye Institute located in Minneapolis depending on your needs.
A St. Paul Eye Clinic physician will use an IOL Master or Ora scanner to measure the curvature, length, and width of your eye to determine what strength lens implant you need prior to surgery.
Small incisions are made in the eye, and the cataract is broken up and removed.
A new artificial lens is put in its place to help you see. Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure which allows you to go home that day.
A cataract itself is a clouding and blurring of the naturally clear and transparent lens. Cataracts can cause blurry or hazy vision, poor night vision and glare (especially while driving), or difficulty reading or watching TV.
Cataracts grow so slowly that you may not even realize you have them at first. They can develop in one or both eyes and do not typically cause pain. The only time they need to be removed is when resulting vision loss begins to interfere with everyday life.
Cataracts are most directly associated with the aging process. As the body ages, the normally transparent lens begins to harden and yellow and becomes cloudy.
There is increasing evidence that lifelong exposure to ultraviolet light contributes to the formation of cataracts. In addition, eye injuries, certain medications, diabetes, kidney disease, and smoking may contribute to the formation of cataracts.
Cataracts are a common condition that become increasingly common in people as they age. In fact, over half of all people aged 65 or older have some degree of cataract development.
If you have these symptoms and are diagnosed with cataracts, your St. Paul Eye Clinic surgeon may recommend a new glasses prescription or cataract surgery to improve your vision.
Fortunately, if cataract removal becomes necessary, today’s innovative medical advances have transformed this surgery into an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home that same day. During this procedure, we can also help you reduce your dependence on glasses or contacts after cataract surgery, as we have several FDA-approved options to correct for far-sighted or near-sighted vision and astigmatism.
Yes, St. Paul Eye Clinic offers three Customized Cataract Vision Care options.
Our providers perform surgery at the Midwest Surgery Center located in Woodbury at 2080 Woodwinds Drive, Suite 210 or at the Phillips Eye Institute in Minneapolis depending on your needs.