A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. It can block or affect vision, especially since the cloudy area can get larger over time and cause progressive vision loss. Most cataracts happen as the result of aging and are very common. Fortunately, the surgery for cataract removal and replacement with an artificial lens implant (also known as the intraocular lens) is very safe and effective.
Why Choose Columbia?
While mild cataracts might require no more than a new eyeglasses prescription, more advanced cataracts often require surgery. At Columbia, our team of world-renowned cataract specialists can help you decide which options are best for you. We treat all forms of cataracts and offer a wide range of treatment options that we can tailor to your individual needs. For patients who require surgery, we specialize in the latest surgical technologies, such as phacoemulsification and laser-assisted cataract surgery. Patients can also select from a range of artificial lens options, including both monofocal and premium intraocular lenses which include toric, multifocal, and extended depth of focus implants.