A cataract is the clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye, which prevents light entering the eye from being properly focused on the retina. The lens of our eye clouds naturally as we age, resulting in a gradual reduction of vision. Cataracts affect over 73 percent of senior citizens age 65 and older in the United States today.
The experienced surgeons at Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI) perform over 13,000 successful cataract procedures every year. The specialists at CEI have earned a national reputation for the research and development of new techniques and instrumentation to improve visual outcomes in the treatment of cataracts. CEI continues to be instrumental in bringing advanced microsurgical techniques and lens implant technology to area residents including:
- cataract and lens implantation surgery (including presbyopic and astigmatic correcting implants)
- cataracts (secondary, congenital and traumatic)
- endocapsular rings
- aniridia (absence of iris tissue)
To learn more about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, click on the eye animations below.