Addressing Common Concerns About Cataract Surgery

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.

Cataract surgery involves removing your eye’s natural, clouded lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Although the procedural steps seem straightforward, it is normal to be a little daunted by the thought of surgery. This might be your first experience with eye surgery and you probably do not know what to expect.

The team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons has many years of experience working with patients just like you, who felt anxious about the surgery. We will never dismiss your fears or brush them off. Instead, we are committed to educating you about the procedure and working with you to navigate your nerves about cataract surgery.

Read on as we address some of the most common concerns about cataract surgery.


Can Young People Get Cataracts?

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.

Cataracts in Young
PeopleAccording to the National Eye Institute, more than 95 percent of people with cataracts are age 55 and older. While the vast majority of cataract cases occur beginning at age 40, younger adults, children and infants also can develop cataracts.

Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons explains more in this blog post. (more…)

Five Facts You Should Know for Cataract Awareness Month

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.

Cataract Awareness
MonthCataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in individuals over age 40 and the number one cause of blindness in the world. Cataract Awareness Month is a great time to learn more about the eye disease, including how it’s treated. Here, the trusted team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons shares five facts about cataracts. (more…)

Do Cataract Patients Need to Wear Glasses after Surgery?

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.

At Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons, we have performed cataract surgery and helped thousands of patients achieve clear vision after cataracts. In our experience, one of the most commonly asked questions among prospective patients is whether they will need to wear glasses after surgery. The answer depends on the patient’s eyes and the choices they make about their surgery.

In particular, the type of intraocular lens (IOL) the patient selects heavily influences whether they will need glasses after surgery. During the cataract procedure, the surgeon removes the natural cloudy lens and replaces it with a tiny artificial lens. The lens helps to refract light that enters the eye and provide clearer, sharper vision after surgery. We offer a wide range of IOLs designed to suit our patients’ diverse visual needs and lifestyles. (more…)

Why Do Cataracts Develop?

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.

According to Prevent Blindness America, there are more cases of cataracts than there are of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration combined. But despite how common cataracts are, there is still a lot of confusion about how they develop. Read on as the team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons explains what causes cataracts. (more…)

Free LASIK & Cataract Seminar Oct 23rd

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.

& Cataract Seminar

Having Cataract Surgery May Increase Your Life Span

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.

New research suggests that cataract surgery may not only improve quality of life, but also extend a person’s lifespan. This discovery has the potential to affect many people, as more than half of all adults ages 80 and over have cataracts or have had cataract surgery.

Read on as the team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons explains what you should know about this research. (more…)

Free Cataract Seminar & April 21

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.

Interested to know how to regain your youthful vision? Do you want to reduce your dependency on glasses or contacts?
Join Dr. Domenic Izzo, M.D. for a free cataract seminar on April 21 at 9:00 am.

RSVP today (610) 603-5557.


Clear Vision after Cataracts with Advanced IOLs

Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Ltd.

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. To treat cataracts, surgeons remove the lens and replace it with an artificial lens, which restores clear vision. The specific type of artificial lens implant used is determined preoperatively, based on a discussion between surgeon and patient.

The standard type of IOL placed during surgery is the monofocal IOL, which is typically covered by Medicare insurance. This lens restores clear vision at a single fixed distance. Many patients with monofocal IOLs opt for the IOL to correct distance vision, and then they wear reading glasses to see clearly while performing up-close tasks like sending a text message or checking a watch.

The team at Berks Eye Physicians and Surgeons understands that although monofocal IOLs are certainly effective, they are not the ideal choice for every patient. We know that our patients are diverse and have unique vision needs; therefore, we offer several types of IOLs to suit different needs and goals. (more…)

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