A cataract is a painless discoloration or cloudiness that forms in the lens of the eye. The lenses of our eye help to focus light. Over time, cataracts make it more and more difficult to see clearly, causing blurry vision that affects normal activities such as reading and driving.
Symptoms of cataracts include cloudy or blurred vision, faded colors, glares, halos and poor night vision.
Cataract treatment involves surgery. Modern cataract surgery is one of the most successful surgeries performed worldwide, and can be performed in an outpatient setting. The Hamilton Eye Institute Surgery Center is home to the most advanced microsurgical equipment, allowing our surgeons to perform precision cataract surgery to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear artificial lens that will return the patient to clear vision. We also offer artificial lenses that correct nearsightedness, far sightedness, and astigmatism, making it possible for improved vision without the dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
Cornea and Refractive Surgery Services
The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that focuses light and acts as a protective barrier. There are multiple diseases, including dry eyes, keratoconus, and corneal dystrophies, that can affect the cornea and lead to vision loss. The latter would include Fuchs’ Dystrophy, infections, scars and various injuries.
Hamilton Eye Institute specialists participate in ongoing research and education to stay at the forefront of management for these conditions, and recent advances in the treatment of corneal diseases make it much easier to prevent and restore vision. These treatments include:
- Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)
- Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK)
- Penetrating Keratoplasty (PKP)
- Corneal Collagen Crosslinking
- Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK)
- Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK)
- Secondary Intraocular Lens Implantation
- Iris Repair