Almost four million cataract procedures are done in the United States every year. The treatment involves removing an eye’s cloudy lens and replacing it with a clear intraocular lens (IOL).
Your eyes are delicate and complicated organs. They detect light and send signals along the optic nerve to the brain.
If you didn’t possess depth perception, you wouldn’t be able to discern the deepness, width and length of things. You couldn’t even perceive how far away something was.
The eyes of many people who are over 40 start to show signs of aging, such as cataracts. Each eye has a lens that sits behind the pupil, focuses light on the retina and sends it to the brain.
Think of each of your eyes as a complex and delicate machine—such as a fine-quality, high-performance Italian sports car.
As with every other physical object in life, your eyes can deteriorate over time. Macular degeneration can crop up as the years pass.
Each of your eyes is a complex system of components that interact with each other to, under the best circumstances, allow you to see the world clearly and efficiently.
Macular degeneration — the deterioration of a portion of the retina that controls our ability to read, drive, and recognize faces or colors — is the leading cause of vision loss,…
If you associate eye cataracts as signs of “growing older,” you are correct. Maturing is the most prevalent cause.
People wear sunglasses—without or with a prescription—for a variety of reasons. “Shades” connote social coolness, dampen sun glare, and suggest power, prestige and mystique.
Eyesight is one of our most important senses. Think about how hindered your life would be without it.