Cataract

Will My Cataract Surgery Be Done With a Laser?

Dr. Patel preforming surgery

The use of laser in cataract surgery is increasing every year and gaining popularity so naturally people want to know more about it.I have noticed that when people speak of laser eye surgery they always think it means Lasik, which is the laser procedure to remove your glasses or contact lens prescription. Now Lasik is… Read More


Should I Consider Premium IOLs?

Closeup of older persons face profile

Everyone is born with natural lenses on their eyes. These lenses, much like the lens of a camera, help the eye see and focus on objects. As we get older, these lenses can get clouded, “foggy”, and less effective in helping us see clearly [This normally happens as the result of cataract development but can… Read More


Cataract Surgery

Older Gentleman

 What is Cataract Sugery? As we age, so do our eyes. The crystalline lens in every human eye eventually becomes yellowed, cloudy, and rigid. This is called a cataract, and it blocks and distorts light. When cataracts start to significantly affect vision, Cataract Surgery offers a solution. The natural lens of the eye is removed… Read More


Correcting Cataracts and Astigmatism: Understanding the Difference

Older Gentleman

Cataracts and astigmatism are two very different things. A cataract is the clouding of the natural human lens, typically occurring after the age of 60. Astigmatism is an irregularity of the shape of the cornea, and it generally presents itself in the teens or early twenties. Astigmatism is usually hereditary, whereas cataracts are age-related. In the past… Read More


Cataracts in the Springtime

Welcome Spring! Temperatures will soon start to rise and robins will begin gathering in the yard. Every day we wish for the clouds to part, so that sun lurking just behind can break out and we can finally feel the full warmth of a new season. Sadly, for people with cataracts, that magical moment when… Read More


Struggling With Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome?

Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome, or DLS, is a common, progressive loss of function of the lens inside the eye. It is an age-related condition which occurs in everyone between the ages of 45 and 60. DLS is characterized by the progressive loss of the natural flexibility and clarity of the lens. At first, DLS is largely unnoticeable,… Read More


What is Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)?

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), also called Clear Lens Exchange (CLE), is a procedure with twofold benefits for the aging eye. During the surgery, the eye’s natural crystalline lens is replaced with an artificial lens. This artificial lens corrects any existing nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, and also eliminates the patient’s inevitable future development of cataracts in… Read More


4 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery has undergone revolutionary growth and change in the past fifteen years. As baby boomers move into their 60s and 70s, we are seeing an increase in the number of cataract procedures performed. In addition, since this age group is so much more active than their parents were at this age, they are requiring more… Read More


What is Laser Eye Surgery?

Since the 1950s, ophthalmologists have been perfecting the process of radial-keratotomy. The introduction of lasers in medical or operational procedures (1983) opened doors to the capability of corrective eye surgery moving forward. Since then, this specific vision corrective procedure has seen a tremendous upward hike, in terms of popularity and acclaim. Today, Katzen Eye Group… Read More


February: Low Vision Awareness Month

As the nation’s youngest Baby Boomers reach their 50’s (and the oldest Boomers have started on Medicare), Katzen Eye Group would like to acknowledge Low Vision Awareness Month to help raise awareness for such conditions as Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma and Diabetic Retinopathy. Each of these conditions alone can cause visual devastation to an individual…. Read More


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