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A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens. Your lens is located inside the eye, behind the colored part of your eye called the iris. Before a cataract develops, your lens is clear and focuses light on the retina at the back of the eye. A cataract causes the lens to become clouded and interferes with normal vision when the amount of light reaching the retina is reduced.

Modern medicine is not yet able to prevent or reverse the formation of a cataract. Once present, the only means to regain clear vision is to undergo cataract surgery.

Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in medicine. Today’s cataract surgery has significant advantages over previous methods of surgery because the recovery time is far quicker and post-operative restrictions are drastically reduced as compared to your grandmother’s cataract surgery. To start, the incisions needed are much smaller than previous methods, providing the eye increased stability. This allows most activities to be resumed within just 3-4 days. Additionally, patients are often able to notice improvements in their vision in a very short time as well.

At Southern Kentucky Eye Center, Dr. Henry has performed thousands of successful cataract procedures, to help patients regain clear vision.

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