A cataract is a very common condition that causes a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. If left untreated, cataracts can cause a severe debilitation in vision, and may ultimately lead to blindness. Cataracts are one of the most common eye conditions in America, particularly seen in people over 65. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, approximately 50% of all Americans develop cataracts by age 75.

At Riverside EyeCare Professionals our board-certified ophthalmologists—Dr. Michael Sumsion and Dr. Sean Sumsion—perform cataract surgery to precisely remove cataracts and improve your vision. This virtually painless procedure includes state-of-the-art techniques and lenses that can help you restore your vision and your lifestyle.

Please follow the links below to get detailed information about cataracts and cataract surgery, as well as treatments designed to improve vision after cataract removal. For more information, or to schedule a consultation with one of our ophthalmologists, please
contact Riverside EyeCare Professionals today.

Are There Different Types of Cataracts?

There are three main types of cataracts that can cloud the natural lens. The names of each type refer to the location of the lens where the cataract develops:

What Causes Cataracts?

Cataracts form due to a buildup of protein in the eye’s lens, which clouds vision. Most commonly, cataracts develop as a result of the natural aging process; however, they may also be caused or hastened by a variety of other known risk factors:

What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

There are many symptoms you may experience as a result of cataracts. If you notice any of these signs, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified ophthalmologists for an exam that includes state-of-the-art diagnostic testing.

What Are My Cataract Treatment Options?

Our experienced cataract surgeons offer a number of extraordinarily effective, virtually painless cataract treatments that can not only remove the cataract, but also improve your vision after the procedure. During cataract surgery, an intraocular lens (IOL) replaces your natural lens with an implant that can help to improve near, intermediate, and far distance vision.

Contact Riverside EyeCare Professionals

If you would like more information on the many procedures we offer, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Sumsion, please contact Riverside EyeCare Professionals today.