A cataract is a natural aging process in which the lens of your eye becomes cloudy as the proteins in the crystalline lens change over time. We provide cataract surgery in West Michigan to correct this condition permanently.
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› What is a cataract? A cataract is a natural aging process in which the lens of your eye becomes cloudy over time. People who have cataracts often report their vision as being similar to looking through a cloudy or fogged up window. This cloudy vision can affect a patient’s vision by requiring more light to read fine print, or causing distracting halos and glare while driving at night.
› What causes a cataract? Cataracts develop as the proteins in the crystalline lens change over time. This is a normal process that happens to everyone as they collect more birthdays. Genetics can also play a role in how quickly cataracts progress.
› How is a cataract treated? All patients will eventually require cataract surgery to remove the cloudy lens from their eye and replace it with a clear artificial implant lens. After cataract surgery, the cataract never “grows back” so patients maintain clear vision with their implant lens.