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What is a Cataract?

A cataract is an eye condition in which the naturally transparent lens of the eye becomes cloudy, which interferes with the ability of the lens to properly focus light onto the retina in the back of the eye. This unfocused light causes the vision to look blurry, hazy, distorted or cloudy.

Cataracts start as a slight cloudiness that increases as the lens becomes worse. Cataracts can cause light sensitivity, glare, double vision in one eye, poor night vision, or fading of colors. Approximately 90% of cataracts are age related, however steroids, trauma, past ocular surgeries, or other eye conditions may cause cataracts. More than 50% of Americans over 65 have cataracts in one or both eyes.

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Cataract Surgery in Burleson TX

The definitive treatment for cataracts is to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a new, clear artificial lens implant (IOL) that will last you for the rest of your life. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed procedure in the United States. 

Drs. Berry, Stewart, and Nickell perform the most modern form of cataract surgery, called phacoemulsification. This surgery is performed through very small incisions that require no stitches.

At Berry Stewart Eye Center, we place an emphasis on safety and take great pride in a very low complication rate.

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