At SIEHT, cataract surgery is completely customized to best fit your vision needs.
Doctors Thomas Falkenberg and Steven Hudson perform custom cataract surgery using multifocal and astigmatic lenses. Dr. Falkenberg also utilizes ORA, a specialized surgical confirmation tool used during the cataract surgery procedure. This advanced technology is exclusively available in the Fredericksburg region at SIEHT!
With the latest cataract technology, lifestyle lens options and over 20 years of experience, we are confident we can get you back to clear vision.
What is a Cataract?
A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. When a cataract forms, the cloudy lens blocks the passage of light through the eye. This interference in the lens alters the image that reaches the retina which is then sent to the brain. As a result vision is poor and clouded.
The most common cause of cataracts is the natural aging process. Around the age of 40, the chemical composition of the eye changes. The normally clear and flexible lens begins to harden and become cloudy with time. Unfortunately there is no way to prevent or reverse this process. Cataracts can form at any age and can be brought on by eye injuries, infections or diseases such as glaucoma and eye tumors.
Symptoms of Cataracts
- Dimming or blurring of vision
- Halos or glare around lights
- Double vision
- Colors appear less brilliant
- Feeling of “film” over the eyes
- Frequent changing or cleaning of glasses
- Difficulty driving or reading
Once your vision becomes significantly clouded and cannot be corrected by glasses or contacts, it may be time to consider your options with cataract surgery.
If a cataract is diagnosed by the doctor, the next step is speaking with one of our Surgical Coordinators. With the coordinators you will choose a date for surgery, discuss pre and post-surgery steps, lens options, financing, and anything else to help you feel at ease about the procedure.