Will I need glasses after cataract surgery?
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Will I need glasses after cataract surgery?

A cataract is a vision impairment resulting from a cloudiness of the lens in the eye that prevents light from being focused clearly. Most people have some clouding of their lenses by age 60. Surgery is the only treatment option for cataracts and is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the United…

Will I need glasses after cataract surgery?
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Will I need glasses after cataract surgery?

Years ago if you had cataract surgery, the natural cloudy lens was removed and there was nothing to replace it. People had to wear very thick eyeglasses or special contact lenses to be able to see clearly after cataract surgery. Now, we have a replacement for the eye’s natural lenses called intraocular lenses (IOLs). There…

Will I need glasses after cataract surgery?
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Will I need glasses after cataract surgery?

Years ago if you had cataract surgery, the natural cloudy lens was removed and there was nothing to replace it. People had to wear very thick eyeglasses or special contact lenses to be able to see clearly after cataract surgery. Now, we have a replacement for the eyes’ natural lenses called intraocular lenses (IOLs). There…

Joshua Nunn, M.D. joins Columbia Eye Clinic

The 14 physicians and more than 100 staff of Columbia Eye Clinic welcome Joshua Nunn, M.D. to the practice.  Dr. Nunn specializes in Ophthalmic and Cataract Surgery and Comprehensive Ophthalmology.  His clinical interests include:  presbyopia and astigmatism correcting cataract surgery; laser assisted cataract surgery; medical and laser management of glaucoma; medical management of diabetic eye…

What’s the difference between LenSx and LASIK?
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What’s the difference between LenSx and LASIK?

LASIK is a laser procedure used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK cannot correct presbyopia, the age-related loss of close-up focusing power. In the procedure, a laser is used to reshape the cornea — the clear, round dome at the front of the eye– to improve the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina at…

What can I expect during and after my cataract surgery?
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What can I expect during and after my cataract surgery?

Your doctor will prescribe drops for you to begin using prior to your cataract surgery. You will receive specific instructions as to which medications you may take the morning of your cataract surgery and will need to bring all of your medications with you the morning of your cataract surgery including all eye drops. You…

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How do cataracts affect my vision?

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens that typically occurs with age. Cataracts usually form slowly over a long period of time. Some say that their vision with cataracts is similar to looking through a dirty car windshield. If your vision has become blurry, cloudy, or if your glasses don’t seem to…

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Correcting Astigmatism During Cataract Surgery

What is Astigmatism and how can cataract surgery correct it? Astigmatism relates to the curvature of your cornea, the clear, round dome covering the eye’s iris and pupil.  Instead of being round and smooth like a basketball, a cornea with astigmatism is more like a football, which is not equally curved in all directions. As…

Why Choose Laser Cataract Surgery?
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Why Choose Laser Cataract Surgery?

If your doctor has advised you it is time for cataract surgery, you’re not alone. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the United States and has been shown to significantly improve vision and quality of life for patients who undergo the procedure. Although traditional cataract surgery is very effective…

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June is Cataract Awareness Month – learn about treatment options

Cataracts occur as part of the body’s natural aging process and may not change vision significantly in the early stages. As cataracts continue to mature over time, they may cause vision loss that can interfere with activities of daily living. Studies have demonstrated that cataract surgery can lead to improved quality of life. Click to…