Cataracts & Cataract Surgery

Our dedicated ophthalmologists in our General Eye Clinic specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, a common condition of the eye that affects vision.

Cataracts are usually caused by the aging process, though other factors such as genetics, prolonged exposure to sunlight, and smoking may also play part. A cataract can develop in one or in both eyes.


  • Blurred or cloudy vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Glare from bright lights
  • Difficulty seeing at night or in dim lighting


Cataracts are diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination. This includes having your vision checked in different lighting conditions and with an updated glasses prescription. Imaging or invasive testing is not required to diagnose a cataract. A complete eye exam is necessary to determine if anything else is contributing to your visual symptoms.


To treat cataracts, they must be surgically removed. Cataract surgery is performed by our board-certified ophthalmology team, and for most patients, it is performed as a quick, outpatient procedure.

Under local anesthesia, the surgeon removes the cloudy lens from the eye or eyes, replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). Specific instructions will be provided to you by your ophthalmologist before your scheduled surgery.