Over time, the eye’s natural lens may become cloudy. This is known as a cataract and is a normal part of the aging process. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will develop a cataract.
“We should all be so lucky to develop cataracts in our lifetime, as this would mean we have lived a long and healthy life,” explains board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, Medical Director of Anne Arundel Eye Center in Annapolis, Maryland.
Don’t worry; cataracts are very treatable. In fact, Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations performed in the United States. And with a 98% success rate, it is also the most successful surgery performed today. Most patients can even resume their normal, everyday function in very little time following this painless outpatient procedure.
Cataract Surgery in Annapolis
The Anne Arundel Eye Center is a regional leader in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Boles and the eye care specialists at AAEC have helped restore and preserve thousands of patients’ vision. So, if your cataract begins affecting your quality of life, schedule an appointment with Dr. Boles at your earliest convenience. He will help you determine if cataract surgery is necessary and, if it is, he will schedule your surgery.
Staffed by caring and knowledgeable professionals, Anne Arundel Eyes Center’s state-of-the-art treatment center is dedicated to making the best eye care accessible to everyone.
During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced by a crystal clear intraocular lens (IOL). Underlocal anesthesia, Dr. Boles makes a small incision on the side of your cornea. Then ultrasound vibrations are used to break the lens into small pieces. These fragments are removed before the IOL is put into place. This lens is permanent and needs no special care.
Dr. Boles utilizes the LenSx® Laser, the most technologically advanced option for cataract patients today, to create a cataract surgery that’s 100% unique to each patient. Click Here to learn more about the LenSx Laser.
“The LenSx Laser offers significant improvement of precision, safety, and accuracy for even better results and I recommend this as an option for all of my patients,” said Dr. Boles.
If you have any questions about Cataract Surgery in Annapolis or wish to schedule an appointment with Anne Arundel Eye Center, please contact Board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, Dr. Kathryn Gurganus Turner, and the eye care specialists here at AAEC by calling 410-224-2010 or visiting AnneArundelEyeCenter.com today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube as well!
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