A cataract is a progressive clouding of the eye’s natural lens. It is a gradual blurring of vision, usually described as looking through a piece of wax paper. This diminished vision affects quality of life.
The lens is the clear part of the eye that helps focus light onto the retina, working much like the lens of a camera. This lens needs to be completely clear for the best vision.
Cataracts are so common, that anyone who lives long enough will likely develop them. While there are some other risk factors such as diabetes, the biggest risk factor is aging.
The only treatment available for cataracts is surgery. Dr. Krebs has successfully performed thousands of cataract surgeries and can quickly and easily restore both your vision and quality of life by removing your cataract. Cataract surgery is among the safest of all surgeries, with highly accurate, precise outcomes. This no stitch, no patch eye care procedure is performed under topical anesthesia, and physical activity is minimally restricted post-operatively.
In cataract surgery, your lens is replaced and there are a variety of lens implants offered by Envision, depending on your vision needs and cost. Basic lens implants are covered by your insurance, while premium lifestyle lenses will require some extra money. Although a bit pricier, these lenses tend to offer a better quality in vision and more freedom from needing glasses.
Envision Eye Care has made cataract surgery available to all people living in the Tri-Cities and the Thumb through our offices in Saginaw and Cass City. Dr. Krebs and the Envision team are ready to help you gain your vision back!