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Cataracts and Cataract Surgery

The eye is a remarkable organ that works very similar to a camera. Inside the eye is a lens, a clear structure located just behind the pupil. This lens focuses light onto the retina where the images are collected and transmitted to the brain. A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that blurs or distorts images. There are a variety of causes including trauma, family genetics or certain medications but most often cataracts are simply part of the normal aging process. As the lens loses clarity, patients begin to experience “hazy” vision and light sensitivity. Night vision and reading in dim light becomes difficult and distance vision used for seeing road signs slowly decreases to the point of becoming dangerous.

Our Columbus cataract surgery specialists have been performing cataract surgery in central Ohio for decades using state of the art technology that not only repairs sight, but drastically improves it. Click on the different topics below to learn more about cataract symptoms, cataract surgery and lens options provided at Columbus Ophthalmology Associates.


What you need to know about Cataracts