May 28, 2014

Understanding Cataracts

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.

Source:  AARP

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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