Are you having trouble reading? Do you avoid driving at night? You may have a cataract. Dr. Daniel Chang offers a modern outpatient no-needle, no-stitch, no-patch cataract removal and lens implant procedure in a specialized outpatient eye surgery center. Modern vision-correcting lens implant technology can now replace your naturally aging lenses with restoration of natural lens clarity and function. After surgery, many patients are able to drive and to read without the need for glasses.
Your eye has a lens that allows you to focus on distance and near objects. When you are young (and your eye is properly corrected for any refractive error), your lens is able to “autofocus” on distance and near objects.
As you get to your forties, your lens stiffens, and your ability to focus decreases. Most people wear reading glasses or bifocal (or trifocal) glasses to compensate for this loss of function, also known as presbyopia, or age-related focus dysfunction. As you age, your lens becomes dense, distorted, and hazy. The loss of clarity is known as a cataract. Because of its loss of clarity, a cataract scatters light.