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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts: Why Your Vision Becomes Cloudy and Dull

Cataracts are part of the normal aging process, although they can occur due to disease, injury or a birth defect.

A cataract occurs when the normally clear and transparent eye lens becomes cloudy due to the build-up of natural proteins in the eyes. The cataract decreases the amount of light that can be focused on the retina at the back of the eye.

This is typically a slow and gradual process. In fact, you can live with cataracts for years without them seriously affecting your daily life. As the cataract grows in size and opacity, vision will become increasingly impaired, making it difficult to perform routine tasks.

Symptoms of Cataracts

  • Hazy/blurry/cloudy vision
  • Night driving glare
  • Colors appear dull
  • Yellowish/brownish tint on vision
  • Eye sensitivity in bright light

Cataract Treatment in Florence

There is no cure for cataracts and no scientific evidence that you can take measures to prevent cataracts from developing. The only way to restore clear vision is through cataract surgery.

The good news is that this is a very common and effective procedure. In fact, our team of cataract surgeons (Dr. Samuel E. Seltzer, Dr. Howard N. Greene and Dr. Vivek P. Vasuki) has performed over 50,000 cataract surgeries in our adjacent Florence Surgery and Laser Center, LLC with exceptionally high success rates.

If you are experiencing vision changes, contact us at 1 (843) 664-9393 today to schedule a cataract evaluation in Florence or one of our satellite offices. If we detect cataracts, we can recommend the best course of action.

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Cataract Financing Available

Need financing for cataract surgery?
- CareCredit®: 0% interest for 12 months
- CareCredit®: low interest extended payment programs for 48 months

Patient Testimonials

"I was legally blind before my cataract surgery and totally night blind.  After dark, tail lights and traffic lights ran together. Shopping was difficult because..."

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Howard N. Greene, MD

Dr. Greene specializes in small-incision bladeless laser cataract surgery with the LenSx® femto laser, intraocular lens implants, LASIK, PRK, glaucoma medical and surgical care, and eyelid surgery. In addition, he treats evaporative dry eye and performs LipiFlow® procedures.

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Cataract Self-Evaluation

If you have less ability to focus or see clearly, if colors appear faded or dull, if you are having difficultly seeing clearly at night, or if your general vision seems cloudy or hazy, you may be a candidate for cataract surgery.
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Just a few minutes in our LASIK suite can result in years of visual freedom from glasses and contacts. Take our FREE LASIK self-evaluation test to find out if you're a candidate for this life-changing procedure.
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