World-wide, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness: One study indicates more than 51% of blindness is caused by the gradual hardening and clouding of the eye’s lens. In all healthy eyes, the lens behind your pupil gradually deteriorates over time. By the time most Americans reach their 60s or 70s, they begin noticing a growing opacification (or cloudiness) and most will experience increased difficulty focusing. Exposure to sunlight, diet, and trauma can all accelerate cataract development (Another important reason to invest in a medical-grade sunglass lens expertly fitted by our skilled opticians).
When Dr Fairborn and you agree it is time to treat your cataracts, he will work with a team of hand-picked cataract surgeons to replace your natural lens with a synthetic lens, designed just for you. Because the choices in lens replacement are growing, Dr Fairborn will work closely with you to discuss what parameters you value most, so you can work with your team to choose the most suitable lens for your needs. After the surgery, Dr Fairborn will co-manage your recovery and follow-up, and as always he is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have with this important surgery.