Sarasota Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery in Sarasota is performed by Dr. Cornelius Halvey & Dr. David Campbell. You and your loved ones will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Halvey or Dr. Campbell prior to your surgery to discuss the procedure and your individual needs and issues. Our surgeons are experienced in state of the art small incision, sutureless cataract surgery using the technique of phacoemulsification, in which your cataract is removed through a microscopic incision.
What is a Cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. It interferes with light passing through the eye to the retina. The lens works much like a camera lens, as it focuses light and images onto the retina at the back of the eye. The lens also adjusts the eye's focus, letting us see things clearly both up close and far away. Cataracts are usually caused by a change in the proteins of the eye, which causes discoloration or clouding of the lens. Over time cataracts typically result in blurred or fuzzy vision and sensitivity to light. Clinical researchers are gaining additional insights about what causes these specific types of proteins (crystallins) to cluster in abnormal ways to cause lens cloudiness and cataracts. One recent finding suggests that fragmented versions of these proteins bind with normal proteins, disrupting normal function.