A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, the part responsible for focusing light and producing clear, sharp images. For most people, cataracts are a natural result of aging, though certain conditions such as diabetes, ocular inflammation, and ocular trauma may cause them to form earlier in life. Early cataracts that are not visually disabling are typically observed and followed over time. For others with more advanced cataracts interfering with everyday activities such as reading and driving, cataract surgery can be an option to remarkably improve one’s sight and overall quality of life.

At Florida Eye Center our board-certified ophthalmologists perform state of the art phacoemulsification in which the cataract is removed through a small incision and an artificial lens is implanted through that same small incision. Surgery is performed in an outpatient setting and typically takes around 15 minutes to complete. Today’s advanced technology allows patients the freedom to not only improve the overall visual quality, but generally reduce their dependence on glasses for a majority of their activities.

Though many are understandably anxious with the thought of undergoing eye surgery, the vast majority of patients report it to be a quite pleasant, pain-free experience.Trust your eyes to the cataract surgeons at Florida Eye Center, where we have performed thousands of procedures with care and attention to detail every step of the way.

Contact us at 813-972-4444 or for more information and to receive educational brochures and literature regarding your options for cataract surgery.