A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye; cataract surgery is performed to improve vision.
Each year, cataracts affect millions of people, including more than half of all Americans aged 60 and older.
Glaucoma is a group of related diseases that damage the optic nerve, resulting in vision loss and possible blindness.
Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a common condition in older adults and the leading cause of vision loss in people age 50 and older.
An intraocular lens, or IOL, is the artificial replacement lens implanted when a patient’s natural lens has been surgically removed during cataract surgery.
Regular eye examinations are important in maintaining eye health. During a comprehensive eye examination, eye diseases or other abnormalities that are not causing symptoms..