So you just found out that you have cataracts. In your mind you imagine the worst: blindness, loss of independence, and darkness. However, there is no reason to be worried. Cataracts is a very common condition and is mostly the result of what I like to call the wear and tear of the body. In our eyes we have a natural lens that sits behind the color part of our eyes, the iris. This lens is clear like the lens of your glasses. As we get older this lens changes color become yellow, white or brown depending on the severity of the cataract. This discoloration blocks the light from reaching the back of your eye, the retina, causing blurriness and even blindness. The majority of the time with the help of glasses the blurriness caused by cataracts can be overcome giving you great vision. Although, as the cataract worsens, even glasses may not be enough to improve your vision, and it may be the time for cataract surgery. I know your wondering SURGERY!! SCARY!! but don't be alarmed it is a simpl...

As a cataract surgeon I get asked this question all the time. We use our eyes for everything. A survey of people showed that most people would choose death over going blind. So when you hear the scary words that you have cataracts and need surgery I understand what you feel. So should you be afraid of cataract surgery? The answer is no! Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed in America today. Majority of cataract surgeries occur in the outpatient medical setting meaning that after your surgery you get to go home. The average time for cataract surgery varies depending on the complexity of your cataract but on average it takes 20 minutes to perform a cataract surgery. After cataract surgery you will be on eye drops and will heal and be back to your regular routine in no time. So don't be afraid of cataract surgery instead learn more about cataracts and cataract surgery through this blog. Stay tuned!!!

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Dr. Nima Rezaei Abbassi philosophy is that there is always something to do to improve his patients lives. Patients demand to receive the best in class care in a clean, friendly, and empathetic environment by transparent and trustworthy individuals. This is the standard he strives to always provide for his patients 

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