Cataracts & Cataract Surgery
The lenses in your eyes bend the light that comes into the eye to help you see. The lenses are normally clear. When the lens becomes a cataract, the vision becomes cloudy, making vision appear foggy, hazy, or blurry. At Pennwood Ophthalmic Associates, PC, Dr. Erlichman is an expert in performing cataract surgery to return vision to normal. Make an appointment at our Everett, PA, office to find out more.
Cataract Causes & Symptoms
Cataracts are most often caused by the breakdown of normal proteins of the eye as we age. These cataracts develop slowly. Patients with diabetes and those with family members who have cataracts are more prone to developing them. Eye injuries, eye surgery, and radiation treatments can also cause cataracts. Some medications may cause the early formation of cataracts. These types of cataracts may develop more quickly.
Symptoms of cataracts include: blurry vision, seeing double, seeing colors as faded or yellow, having a sensitivity to light, and difficulty seeing well at night or in low light.
Dr. Erlichman, our qualified surgeon, can restore your vision with surgery. During the procedure, Dr. Erlichman makes a small incision in the cornea and removes the cataract. She then inserts an intraocular lens into the lens capsule so that light can again pass clearly through to the retina. No sutures are required.
Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure. You will be provided with full instructions before and after your surgery. These instructions will include information about eye care, safety, and activity.
Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Pennwood Ophthalmic Associates, PC
311 Hospital Dr
Everett, PA 15537