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What is a Cataract?

A cataract is what we call a lens in the eye that has become cloudy. When you see someone who has a cataract, they will typically have a gray or blue tint to their eye where the pupil is (the part that normally appears black). Cataracts can be caused by many things, including trauma and even reactions to certain medications. However, cataracts develop naturally with age (partially because of exposure to ultraviolet light), and that’s why most people who have cataracts tend to be 60 or older.

Cataract Symptoms

A person who has a cataract may have any or all of the following symptoms:

  • Blurry Vision
  • Difficulty Reading
  • Loss of Vibrance, or Yellowing of Colors
  • Haloes or Glares Around Light Sources
  • Double Vision – Cataracts Can Cause This in Even Just One Eye

Outstanding Cataract Surgery Results

Your grandparents or great-grandparents may have had cataract surgery using older surgical techniques that required them to wear thick cataract glasses after their procedure. Fortunately, this is no longer the case. In fact, with modern surgical techniques and advanced lens and laser technology, you have a good possibility of significantly reducing or eliminating your need for reading glasses or bifocals at San Antonio Eye Specialists! Dr. Iskander has performed thousands of cataract surgeries in San Antonio, and he was one of the first surgeons in the US to be certified on LENSAR™ laser cataract surgery technology. We have experience you can trust.



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