The only treatment for cataracts (a clouding of the eye’s natural lens) is to have them removed by surgery. Fortunately, vision can be restored by implanting intraocular lenses (IOLs). If you’d like to regain clear vision by eliminating cataracts and preventing a reduction in eyesight, then cataract surgery should be considered.
Candidacy for IOLs
Several IOL options exist and your candidacy for each may differ from one to the other. However, generally you are a good candidate for intraocular lenses if:
- You have healthy eyes, even if you have one or more cataracts
- You have no cataracts, but have encountered problems with your near-vision
- You have no medical conditions that would prevent an IOL insertion
- You have had a prior LASIK procedure, but your eyes are otherwise healthy
Please contact the ophthalmologists at Katzen Eye Group in Baltimore and Lutherville, Maryland who specialize in intraocular lens placement, if you are suffering from cataracts and want to improve your vision.