Types of Eye Conditions
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Cataract surgery is a unique opportunity to not only improve your cloudy vision but also treat other eye conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the type of treatment you select. After your cataract procedure, you may even be able to reduce your dependency on glasses.
Nearsightedness is a common eye condition where you can see better up close than far away. You are able to see clearly when focusing on objects like reading or looking at the computer screen, but struggle to see things like street signs or objects in the distance.
Farsightedness is a common eye condition that can cause near vision to be blurry for activities like reading, writing, texting or looking at a computer screen. Farsightedness means that objects that are in the distance are clear but become blurry when less than an arm’s length away.
About 1 in 3 people have astigmatism, an eye condition that causes distorted, blurry vision.1 Astigmatism occurs when the surface of your eye, known as your cornea, is oblong in shape, rather than being round. With astigmatism, when light enters the eye, it is not correctly focused on the retina, resulting in an unclear image.
Treating additional eye conditions
Lens treatment options are also available as a toric solution, to address astigmatism at the time of cataract treatment.
The visual range plays a key role in IOL selection. The right IOL can do more than address cataracts; your doctor will choose a lens designed to meet your unique visual conditions and lifestyle.