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Do you have signs or symptoms of cataracts? Take the online assessment and learn more. To make an appointment with an ophthalmologist, call 608-324-2350.


What are cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of a person’s natural lens inside the eye.  This change causes the patient to experience burry vision and/or glare with driving or bright lights. A person may have cataracts in just one eye, but they usually develop in both.


What causes cataracts?

Cataracts are usually caused by:

·       Age (most common)

·       Genetic predisposition

·       Diabetes

·       Previous injury or trauma to the eye

·       Long-term use of steroids


How are cataracts treated?

The only treatment for cataracts is surgery.  During cataract surgery the natural lens is removed and an intraocular lens implant is placed in the eye to give the patient their best possible vision.


Why should I have my cataracts surgery done at SSM Health Monroe Eye Care?

SSM Health Monroe Eye Care's professionals will assess the extent of a your cataracts as well as your need for surgery. Our ophthalmologists are all highly skilled in cataract removal surgery. SSM Health Monroe Eye Care offers monofocal, multifocal and toric intraocular lenses to meet your vision improvement goals.

For our patients with both cataracts and glaucoma, SSM Health Monroe Eye Care performs the new iStent procedure. During the cataract surgery, the iStent is placed in the eye to treat the patient’s glaucoma.


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