Over age 40, an estimated 25 million people have cataracts. Light normally passes through the eye's clear lens to the retina, the light-sensitive area at the back of the eye. After the age of 40, small clumps of protein can form on the lens and cause it to become cloudy--and the loss of vision cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. This clouding of the lens is called a cataract. As there is no way to reverse this cloudiness, the only effective treatment is surgical replacement of the lens with a clear artificial lens. My patients who have had this quick, painless procedure report that the results are almost immediate and universally beneficial.
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309