Cataracts Medical Reference
What to Know About a Posterior Capsulotomy (YAG Laser)
- How to Diagnose and Treat Cataracts
If your eyesight is cloudy and you notice glare from lights at night, you may have cataracts. Find out how your doctor makes a diagnosis and what types of surgery can help clear up your foggy vision.
- Complications of Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery usually goes well, but it helps to know what to look out for. Learn the types of problems you can run into, such as infection, posterior capsule opacification (PCO), and retinal detachment, and how they're treated.
- What Is an Intraocular Lens Implant?
Intraocular lens (IOL) implants are artificial lenses that help clear up your vision after cataract surgery. Learn about the procedure, its risks, and recovery time.
- Cataracts in Babies and Children: What to Know
Cataracts in babies and children are rare, but they can affect the way a child’s eyesight develops. Learn how prompt treatment can save their vision.
- How Can I Prevent Cataracts?
There’s no sure-fire way to prevent cataracts. But you can make changes to your lifestyle and behavior that may reduce your risk.
- What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts? When Should I Call the Doctor?
If the world is starting to look a little hazy and if your night-vision isn’t what it used to be, don’t chalk it up to simply getting older. You may be developing cataracts. Learn the symptoms so you can get a diagnosis and, if necessary, treatment.
- What to Expect From Cataract Surgery
Find out what happens during cataract surgery, how to prepare, and what YAG surgery can do for you if you find your vision starts to get cloudy again.
- What Are Cataracts?
Learn more about your eyes and cataracts, including the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.