Eye Health

Cataract Surgery

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Last time I talked about what a cataract is, and how it forms. (/blog/cataracts-mitchell-family-eye-care) This post will discuss the process of cataract extraction(surgery). Cataract surgery is currently the most common surgery performed in the United States, and it boasts one of the lowest complication rates of any surgery currently performed. Cataract surgery involves the removal of the crystalline lens inside the eye (where the cataract (/blog/cataracts-mitchell-family-eye-care)  ..

Cataracts - Mitchell Family Eye Care

Friday, January 16, 2015
During an examination the other day, a patient joked with me, "Doc, I hope I don't have any Cadillacs in there-- I only drive Fords." I assured him that not only did he not have any signs of cataracts, I also saw no evidence that anyone had parked their car in his eye. Most people have at least heard of cataracts, but many perhaps don't understand exactly what they are. We all have a small lens within our eye, that sits just behind the iris (the colored part of your eye). This len ..