A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. Cataracts are more common after the age of 60, but can occur at any age. The cloudy vision can make it difficult to see road signs clearly and cause significant glare symptoms from bright lights.
Most cataracts develop very slowly and initially do not affect the vision. As the cataract grows denser the vision will decrease as a result. The cataract can be removed with a simple, 10-15 minute procedure in which the cataract is taken out and replaced with a lens implant. Depending on the implant used, cataract surgery can reduce or even eliminate the need for glasses! Please visit cataractsurgery.com for additional information about cataract surgery and lens implant options.
Dr. Kamran Massoumi is Oklahoma Eye Institutes premiere cataract surgeon. Dr. Massoumi has performed thousands of cataract surgeries for the patients of Western Oklahoma. Dr. Massoumi’s expertise and extensive experience, combined with state-of-the-art equipment provide our patients with the best possible surgical outcomes.
At the intitial cataract consultation several measurements are taken to calculate the intraocular lens (IOL) implant. This implant will replace the cataract once it is removed. The two most important measurements used in IOL power calculation are the curvature of the front of the eye (keratometry) and the length of the eye (a scan biometry). Lenstar optical biometer