Improve your vision and cataracts simultaneously 

The eye's lens works to focus light entering the retina, where images are created as the information travels through the optic nerve. The retina is a remarkable, light-sensitive structure. When information passes through a thick, cloudy lens, the light is scattered, hindering the patient’s ability to see a clear image. 

Luckily, if you have developed cataracts in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles, we use today’s most advanced treatments at Soroudi Vision when performing cataract surgery.

Previous cataract surgery techniques still plagued one with vision issues, such as nearsightedness and farsightedness. Times have changed, and doctors can now replace the lens and correct your vision so you can live a life free from the need for glasses or contacts.

What are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

The symptoms of cataracts can vary from person to person. However, the most common symptoms experienced include:

  • Cloudy, blurry, or dim vision
  • Increased sensitivity to light and glare
  • Poor night vision
  • Double vision
  • Distorted vision
  • Colors appearing faded or yellow-tinted
  • Eyeglass or contact lens prescription changes frequently
  • Requiring brighter light for reading and other activities

In most cases, the symptoms of cataracts will start out very minor, however, as cataracts gradually grow larger, the effects on your vision will become more pronounced. 

What causes cataracts?

Cataracts are prevalent and can come about due to several conditions:

  • Aging eyes
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Eye injuries
  • Eye inflammation
  • Prior eye surgery
  • Extreme sun exposure over time

Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness and are the leading cause of vision loss in the USA and the world. Thankfully, modern medicine has found a way to cure cataracts with cataract surgery in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles at Soroudi Vision. The natural eye lens can be replaced with a synthetic lens, restoring clear, crisp vision for the long term. There is no other way to resolve cataracts, as once the lens deteriorates, it can’t be restored naturally. 

Can you prevent cataracts?

It may be possible to ward off the speed of the deterioration of the eye’s natural lens by avoiding excessive sun exposure and wearing sunglasses with UV protection. However, over time, many people develop cataracts. The National Eye Institute reports that the risk of developing cataracts increases every decade, starting at age 40.

Sixty-one percent of women and thirty-nine percent of men will develop cataracts in their lifetime. It is imperative that after age 40, you have a regular eye examination. The earlier the condition is treated, the better. As the eye lens becomes thicker and cloudier with time, it can lead to eye inflammation and the risk of damaging the eye to the point of blindness. 

We are to help and can treat your cataracts in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills at Soroudi Vision. 

Types of cataracts

Cataracts affect people in a variety of ways and can develop on several parts of the eye lens.

  • Nuclear cataracts: These cataracts develop in the center of the natural lens. 
  • Cortical cataracts: These cataracts develop on the sides of the eye lens, in streaks or a wedge shape, eventually spreading to the center of the lens.
  • Posterior subcapsular cataracts: These cataracts develop on the back of the lens. 
  • Congenital cataracts: Some people have cataracts at birth, which worsen during childhood. The cause of these cataracts is not fully known but may be associated with infection during gestation or trauma.

What Is Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is a procedure in which the lens of your eye is removed and, typically, replaced with an artificial lens. The surgery is very common and entirely safe. Our innovative technology at Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers allows our doctors to replace the lens with improved accuracy and precision.

When Should You Get Cataract Surgery?

Many people live with cataracts for a long time without ever choosing to undergo cataract surgery in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles. Ideally, you should consider having the procedure done as soon as your cataracts start interfering with your enjoyment of life or ability to function. In many cases, ophthalmologists will recommend having the surgery done when your cataracts complicate another eye treatment.

Risk of Recurrence & Secondary Surgery

One great thing about cataract surgery is that there’s no possibility of your cataracts coming back. Because your lens will be replaced with an artificial lens, cataracts will never be able to develop in that eye again. However, if you have severe cataracts in both eyes, you will likely need to have two separate surgeries to replace both lenses.

What Should I Expect During the Surgery?

The first step toward undergoing cataract surgery is to have a consultation with one of our skilled doctors. They will discuss the procedure with you, examine your eyes, and ensure that cataract surgery is your best option. Your doctor will also help you select your custom replacement lens.

Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure, and your surgeon will begin by numbing your eye with eye drops or an injection. The ophthalmologist will then carefully remove the lens of your eye using the Ziemer Z8 Femtosecond Laser, an advanced device that allows for bladeless lens replacement surgery. Finally, the doctor will replace the lens with the custom lens that you’ve chosen in advance.