Cataract Surgery

The highly experienced cataract surgeons at Southern Eye Group are Board Certified Ophthalmologists and have treated thousands of cataract patients who had previously suffered from blurry and distorted vision. Patients who have poor vision from cataracts are easily treated with modern surgical techniques using lens implant options that can decrease or eliminate the need for glasses in many cases.

With offices in Foley, South Foley, Fairhope, Mobile, Saraland, and Spanish Fort, AL, Pensacola, FL and Biloxi, MS, we serve patients throughout the Gulf Coast region.

Watch as Dr. Zloty talks about what to expect with Cataract surgery

A cataract is a clouding (opacification) of the normally clear lens of the eye. Light passes through the eye’s lens, and the lens then focuses this light on the retina so you can see. When the lens is cloudy or opaque, it interferes with this passage of light and blurs vision.

There are several types of cataracts, the most common being:

  • Nuclear cataracts that affect the main body of the lens
  • Cortical cataracts that affect the edges of the lens, like spokes of a wheel
  • Posterior subcapsular cataracts that affect the back of the lens centrally

There are some common misconceptions about cataracts. Cataracts are a change in the size, shape, and color of the human lens, not a film over the eye. Cataracts are usually a feature of aging, but can affect each eye independently. Most importantly, cataract blindness is usually reversible. In fact, cataract surgery is a safe, common, and simple procedure that can improve eyesight.

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If you are experiencing symptoms of cataracts and want to learn more about cataract surgery and all the advanced laser and lens options available, contact us at 251-990-3937 to schedule a consultation today or request an appointment online.

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