Considering Cataract Surgery? Come “Learn About Lenses” on April 8th!

Cataracts are extremely common in the United States, affecting over 24.4 million adults past the age of 40, according to Prevent Blindness America. In the US, cataracts were once considered the leading cause of vision loss, but with modern medical technology, treatment options are broader than ever.

Still, many people don’t have a full understanding of cataracts, especially concerning what cataract surgery actually entails. It may come time to deal with cataracts for yourself or for a loved one, and Eye Centers of Florida wants to ensure that you have everything you need to make an informed decision about the future of your eyes and your vision.

Everything You Need to Know

Having one or more cataracts—clouding of the ocular lens—is extremely common, especially as you age. By the age of 65, around 90% of people will have at least one cataract. That doesn’t necessarily mean that a cataract will cause vision loss, but this is a possibility, and the only way to restore vision in these cases are through a surgical replacement of the lens.

Your cloudy, damaged lens is replacement with a new one, called an intraocular lens (IOL). The procedure itself is simple, but the amount of cutting-edge, synthetic IOLs on the market have made the choice more and more difficult, and different options work better for different patients based on a variety of factors.

These devices are used to replace lens clouded by cataracts and restore vision to millions of Americans every year, and if you’ve done any research on them, you’ve likely heard these words: Accomodative vs. Conventional. Multifocal vs. Monofocal. Standard vs. Premium.

The question is, what do these terms mean, and how can you identify the product that’s right for you?

Everything You Need to Know

Having one or more cataracts—clouding of the ocular lens—is extremely common, especially as you age. By the age of 65, around 90% of people will have at least one cataract. That doesn’t necessarily mean that a cataract will cause vision loss, but this is a possibility, and the only way to restore vision in these cases are through a surgical replacement of the lens.

Your cloudy, damaged lens is replacement with a new one, called an intraocular lens (IOL). The procedure itself is simple, but the amount of cutting-edge, synthetic IOLs on the market have made the choice more and more difficult, and different options work better for different patients based on a variety of factors.

These devices are used to replace lens clouded by cataracts and restore vision to millions of Americans every year, and if you’ve done any research on them, you’ve likely heard these words: Accomodative vs. Conventional. Multifocal vs. Monofocal. Standard vs. Premium.

The question is, what do these terms mean, and how can you identify the product that’s right for you?

Join Us on Monday, April 8 for a FREE Seminar All About IOLs

ECOF Cataract Surgeon Juan P. Fernandez de Castro, MD, will be talking about all the options we have at our disposal with a variety of different types of IOLs and how to make the decision that’s right for you when you schedule cataract surgery at Eye Centers of Florida.

Monday, April 8, 2019
Eye Centers of Florida
4101 Evans Ave., Fort Myers

Seats are limited so if you’re interested in learning more about ocular lenses, RSVP as soon as possible. To reserve your spot, call (239) 335-1722 or send your reservation to RSVP@ecof.com.

About Dr. Fernandez de Castro

Juan P. Fernadez de Castro, MD, is a Board-Certified and award-winning Ophthalmologist and Cataract Surgeon with decades of experience helping ECOF patients find the IOL that fits their unique needs when they have cataract surgery at our industry-leading Surgicare Center.

Sources:

http://www.visionproblemsus.org/cataract/cataract-definition.html
https://www.umkelloggeye.org/conditions-treatments/cataract

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