Cataract Surgery

Hawaii Vision Specialists

Ophthalmology & Optometry located in Hilo, HI

Cataracts are very common for seniors, but the good news is, you don’t have to live with the cloudy vision any longer. Hawaii Vision Specialists in Hilo, Hawaii, offers the best in cataract corrections, including premium intraocular lenses, multifocal lenses, and more. Call Hawaii Vision Specialists today to schedule your appointment.

Cataract Surgery Q & A

Hawaii Vision Specialists

What are cataracts?

Cataracts occur when your eyes’ normally clear lenses grow cloudy. Cataracts can make the world look fuzzier, less colorful, and blurrier.

Cataracts are usually an effect of aging, and they're particularly common among patients age 60 and older. Natural proteins within your eyes’ lenses can start to deteriorate with time, and that's why your lenses grow cloudy. Although cataracts are usually age-related, there can be other causes, including:

  • Family history of cataracts
  • Medical conditions, such as diabetes
  • Previous eye trauma or eye surgery
  • History of overexposure to UV rays without eye protection

It's quite rare for cataracts to develop in children or young adults. Even if your eyes are exposed to too much sun when you’re young, cataracts don't usually manifest until many years later.

How do I know if I'm developing cataracts?

Many cataract sufferers say they feel as if they're peering through a dirty window or trying to look through fog all the time. You might notice other symptoms, too, such as glare when driving at night, a yellowish hue to images, and colors that look dim.

If your vision prescription changes with every visit to the eye doctor, that may also be a sign of cataracts, but it can also be an indicator of other vision conditions.

How are cataracts removed?

The most effective cataract treatment is surgical removal of the eye lens, followed by an intraocular implant to replace your eye lens. There are several options for intraocular lenses. Hawaii Vision Specialists offers a wide variety of intraocular implants to suit your needs, such as:

  • Premium intraocular lenses for any prescription
  • Toric intraocular lenses for astigmatism correction
  • Multifocal lenses to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness

Hawaii Vision Specialists uses a state-of-the-art laser system for cataract removal. Before placing your new intraocular lens, your doctor uses the ORA System™ to double-check your eye measurements. This makes sure your implant is placed with optimal accuracy.

Call Hawaii Vision Specialists to book your cataract surgery consultation today.