optometrist James Vitale OD
 
 
 
 
P: (630) 773 9410
   

What is a Cataract?
 

With the formation of a cataract, activities  like  reading,  bowling, or driving can be difficult. Fortunately, vision can be restored quickly, allowing the patient to return home within a few hours. With new advances in cataract surgery, vision improvement begins almost immediately, and an eye patch isn't even needed.

   

So What is a Cataract? A Cataract is the clouding of the lens of the eye. (See above animation) Normally, light passes through the clear lens and is focused onto the Retina. However, the natural aging process can cause the lens to become cloudy. The Cataract or cloudy lens blocks the passage of light through the eye and causes distorted or blurred vision, glare, or difficulty seeing in poor lighting conditions.

Cataract surgery is the most common operation in the world. In the United States, more than 2.7 million procedures are performed annually. (National Institutes of Health)

There are 20.5 million cases of early cataracts among Americans aged 40 and older, and 50 percent of people older than 65 have developed significant cataracts. (National Institutes of Health)

   
   
foursquare check in for james vitale yelp reviews for james vitale od
 
 
James Vitale OD 1600 W. Lake St. Unit 106 Addison, IL 60101 Phone: (630) 773-9410 Fax: (630) 773-9473

James Vitale OD proudly serves Addison, IL and the surrounding areas of Wood Dale, Bensenville, Itasca, Medinah, Wheaton, Elk Grove Village, Lombard, Bloomingdale, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Roselle, Elmhurst and Schaumberg.

© 2017 All content is the property of James Vitale OD ™ & assoc. vendors. | DISCLAIMER | HIPAA | SiteMap
Website Powered and Developed by EyeVertise.com