August Is Cataract Awareness Month

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Fact: Cataracts can occur at any age.

Fact: Realistically, if you live long enough, you will get a cataract.

Fact: Cataracts affect more than 22 million Americans age 40 and older and this number is rapidly increasing.

Here is the good news. Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgery within the United States. While it is not without risk, 9 out of 10 people regain very good vision somewhere between 20/20 and 20/40 according to Prevent Blindness. The even better news is that with FDA approved advanced lens technology patients have options that reduce or eliminate the need for glasses after cataract surgery. To learn more about advanced lens cataract surgery click here.


What Is A Cataract?

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s naturally clear lens. While most cataracts present with advancing age, there are other factors which can cause or accelerate a cataract. No one knows the exact reason a cataract occurs. We do know that a number of factors can contribute to this condition. Exposure to ultraviolet light, trauma, diabetes and even lifestyle factors such as diet, alcohol consumption and smoking have an impact on the development of a cataract.
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Dr. WuTo learn more about your options please contact Laurie, our refractive surgery coordinator, and start on your path to better vision. Laurie can be reached at 617-636-1055. You may email Laurie at [email protected]. Learn more about Premium Lens and Advanced Laser Cataract Surgery with Board Certified, Cornea Trained, Dr. Helen Wu.


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