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Cataract Removal Surgery for Murray, UT

Most people over the age of 40 experience vision-loss due to cataracts, and millions of people are affected by them every year. Cataracts are caused from a buildup of protein that develops in the clear lens of your eye, and this causes it to cloud. There is no pain associated with cataracts, and the only way you’ll be able to tell a cataract is developing is through a loss of vision or glare at night. The cause of cataracts is still unknown , but many speculate that they’re linked to:

  • An injury
  • Certain medications
  • Illnesses such as diabetes
  • Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light
  • Smoking

Residents in Murray, UT who are experiencing a loss of vision should call Mountain States Eye Center. Our doctors can conduct a series of tests to determine if you have a cataract. A dilated eye exam can test how well your vision is and what the condition of your lens and other parts of your eye are in.

Symptoms of a Cataract

Cataracts have no signs or symptoms when they’re first developing, and this makes it hard to diagnose. Additionally, there won’t be any pain to suggest that they’re growing. The things you can focus your attention on include:

  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Experiencing blurred or hazy vision
  • Having poor vision at night
  • Having poor vision in bright light
  • Having trouble reading
  • Changing your eye prescriptions more frequently

Cataract Removal Surgery

If vision impairment is getting in the way of the things you enjoy doing, you should think about cataract removal surgery. Cataract removal surgery is a common practice in the US with a very high success rate. The procedure is done in about 10 minutes and the risks are minimal.
Surgery for cataracts is partially invasive, and it consists of:

  • Using anesthesic eye drops to numb the eye
  • Making a small incision
  • Inserting a tiny ultrasonic probe to break up the cloudy lens and suctioning them out of the eye
  • Implanting a new intraocular lens (IOL)

IOLs are artificial lenses made up of different materials and they come in different styles. No one lens is superior, and that’s why you and your doctor will determine which type of lens will work best for you based on your lifestyle needs. The different types of IOLs include:

  • Standard
  • Distance
  • Monovision
  • Astigmatic Lens – Toric
  • Multifocal Lens Implant – TECNIS SYMFONY OR ReSTOR®

Call Mountain States Eye Center Today

We treat all our patients in Murray, UT with special care. If you’re experiencing vision-loss and believe it’s due to a cataract, call us at (801) 277-1087 to schedule an appointment. Our doctors will run all the necessary tests to diagnose the problem.