Cataracts

The human eye is just like a camera. We have a lens inside of our eye that focuses back and forth, just like a camera has a lens.. When the lens inside of our eye becomes cloudy, it is know as a cataract.

Many things can cause the lens inside of our eye to become cloudy and become a cataract, including trauma, certain medications, excessive sunlight exposure and diabetes, but most cataracts form as a result of the normal aging process.

Once a cataract has formed, it usually does not require treatment until it interferes with a patient’s vision or quality of life. The only treatment for a cataract is surgical removal of the cataract.

At Burlington County Eye Physicians, we employ the most advanced techniques available to treat a cataract.

Cataract removal typically takes less than 10 minutes,  in our Medicare approved out-patient surgical center.  In the vast majority of cases, the cataract can be removed without the use of needles, stitches or a patch. Patients are able to se out of their eye immediately after the cataract is removed.

Once the cataract is removed, a new artificial lens is implanted into the eye. Patients today have the option of selecting a lens implant that will correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism. Newer high-technology lens implants are available through our practice such as the Crystalens,  Trulign, Technis , Restor and Synphony lens implants that can deliver patients with clear distance and near vision without the need for glasses.

For more information schedule a consult with our cataract surgeon Dr. Gregory Scimeca

 

To find out if you have cataracts, please contact us for a consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

A message from our Doctors regarding COVID-19

 

In wake of the recent Coronavirus activity, our offices are open for new and existing patients with medical problems. Please call 609-877-2800 to make an appointment. Our optical shops will be closed for at least two weeks. Please call ahead to make sure that your glasses are available for pick-up.

 

Your health and our health are of the utmost importance to us. We are following all CDC procedures and are limiting the number of patients and person-to-person contact within the offices to decrease the spread of the virus. We are committed to serving our community’s eye care needs and medical problems. If you cannot get to the office to see us due to these unforeseen circumstances, Telephone Consultations are available. If you have FACETIME this enhances our ability to diagnose and treat. Our Physicians are On Call 24/7!

 

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For Patients Coming In to the Office

(1) We encourage everyone to wash their hands before and after their visit with Burlington County Eye Physicians (2) Use hand sanitizer. (3) If you have a fever or upper respiratory symptoms, please reschedule your appointment. (4) If you recently traveled to CDC – designated Level 3 affected countries/areas, please reschedule your appointment.

 

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