What is a Cataract?
A cataract occurs when the natural clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy or opaque. While cataracts can progress naturally with age, they can also develop as a result of eye trauma, diabetes, congenitally, or as a reaction to certain medications. When a cataract first develops, it is hardly noticeable. As the cataract matures in opacification, patients will experience blurred vision and complain of seeing a lack of vibrant colors, giving objects a yellow tint. Patients may also experience difficulty with reading small print at a distance and see glare and halos when driving at night.
To treat a cataract, an ophthalmologist must remove the eye’s natural lens and replace it with a synthetic intraocular lens. At San Antonio Eye Specialists, our fellowship-trained refractive surgeon, Dr. Nader Iskander, uses state-of-the-art cataract laser technology, such as the LENSAR™ and LenSx™ Laser Systems, to make cataract removal more precise, effective, and safer than ever before.