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Cataract

The Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky cataract surgeons at Tri-State Centers for Sight help thousands of people each year see better with cataract surgery. A cataract is a clouding of the human lens, causing a person’s vision to become clouded and blurred.

Cataract Patients CincinnatiCataracts rob people of seeing clearly, making it difficult to see a grandchild’s face, read signs while driving, or enjoy daily activities like reading, sewing, and watching T.V..

Cataracts can be safely treated by ultrasound and replacement with an intraocular lens (IOL), in a short outpatient procedure which rapidly restores bright, crisp vision. Our experienced Cincinnati, Tri-State ophthalmic cataract surgeons can help you regain clear vision, often times reducing or eliminating the need for glasses with the choice of our multifocal and toric, astigmatism-correcting premium intraocular lenses.

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens inside your eye. Just as a lens inside a camera focuses light onto its film to produce a sharp image, the natural lens inside your eye focus light onto the retina to provide you with clear vision. However, if your lens has clouded in the event of developing into a cataract, your vision will be blurred because light can no longer fully pass to the retina.

Cataracts are usually a gradual aging process, but can occasionally develop rapidly. They commonly affect both eyes, but it is not uncommon for a cataract to advance more rapidly in one eye than in the other. Cataracts are one of the leading causes of vision loss among adults over the age of 55 in the United States. Nevertheless, even young adults and children can be diagnosed with cataracts.

How does a Cataract develop?

Precisely why a cataract develops in unknown, and a cataract can develop differently in each individual. However, a cataract most typically develops as a result of the natural aging process of the lens inside your eye. This means that essentially anyone can be affected by a cataract. A cataract can be diagnosed in its early stages, but it can take up to months or even years for it to reach the level where it begins to noticeably affect your vision.

Cataracts can also develop as a result from a traumatic eye injury or from a previous eye surgery. Certain medications, such as steroids, may also accelerate the development of a cataract. Cataracts can also be linked with people who have other health conditions, such as diabetes. Lastly, and least commonly, cataracts can present at birth or in early childhood as a result of genetic disease or congenital infections.

What are Common Symptoms of a Cataract?

Cataracts have often been equated to looking through a dirty windshield of a car. Not only does your vision become blurred, but it can also acquire a yellow or brown shade. Symptoms can vary from person to person depending on an individual’s standard for clear and comfortable vision. For example, a bus driver or a librarian who requires more acute vision may notice the effects of a cataract sooner than a stay at home retiree. When the symptoms of a cataract become more pronounced, you may notice that it becomes more difficult to perform your daily activities and to even enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Some symptoms of a cataract one may experience include, but are not limited to:

  • Blurred and hazy vision that cannot be further corrected with prescription glasses or contact lenses
  • Difficulty reading small print
  • Difficulty driving at night due to the glare of headlights of oncoming traffic
  • Dulled color perception
  • Difficulty seeing people’s faces, which is associated within the more advance stages of a cataract
  • Doubled or imbalanced vision, which is usually noted when a cataract develops more aggressively in one eye than the other.

Tri-State Centers for Sight provides cataract services for patients in the Cincinnati, Hamilton, Hillsboro, Oxford Ohio, and Crestview Hills Kentucky areas and more.

Office Locations Serving Greater Cincinnati

Ohio

Anderson

1060 Nimitzview Dr., Suite 105
Cincinnati, OH 45230

Phone: (513) 232-2500 Fax: (513) 232-2777

Clifton - Reading Rd

2055 Reading Rd.,  Suite 330
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: (513) 381-1900 Fax: (513) 287-6403

Colerain- Midwest Eye Center

6779 Colerain Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45239

Phone: (513) 741-1313 Fax: (513) 385-3995

Eastgate- Midwest Eye Center

4452 Eastgate Blvd, Suite 305
Cincinnati, OH 45245

Phone: (513) 752-5700 Fax: (513) 752-5716

Hamilton

1017 Main St.
Hamilton, OH 45013

Phone: (513) 868-2181 Fax: (513) 868-2893 Optical Shop: (513) 868-2885

Hillsboro

1275 North High St.
Hillsboro, OH 45133

Phone: (513) 232-2500 Fax: (513) 232-2777

Hyde Park

2135 Dana Ave., Suite 310
Cincinnati, OH 45207

Phone: (513) 221-7788 Phone: (513) 487-5223 Optical Shop: (513) 487-5224

Kenwood - Montgomery Rd.

7730 Montgomery Rd. Suite 120
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Phone: (513) 791-5999 Fax: (513) 791-4567 Optical Shop: (513) 936-5044

Kenwood Surgery Center

8044 Montgomery Rd., Suite 155
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Phone: (513) 791-7967 Fax: (513) 791-1473

North College Hill

1577B Goodman Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45224

Phone: (513) 729-1321 Fax: (513) 729-2873 Optical Shop: (513) 729-1756

Oxford

5141 Morning Sun Rd.
Oxford, OH 45056

Phone: (513) 523-2123 Fax: (513) 523-2125

Springdale

12124 Sheraton Ln.
Springdale, OH 45246

Phone: (513) 671-5500 Fax: (513) 671-7854

West Chester- Midwest Eye Center

8760 Union Centre Blvd.
West Chester, OH 45069

Phone: (513) 454-0544 Fax: (513) 454-0551

Western Hills

6909 Good Samaritan Dr., Suite B
Cincinnati, OH 45247

Phone: (513) 389-9911 Fax: (513) 389-7854

Kentucky

Crestview Hills- Chancellor Dr. #1

2865 Chancellor Dr., Suite 210
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Phone: (859) 331-6616 Fax: (859) 331-5760

Crestview Hills- Chancellor Dr. #2

2865 Chancellor Dr., Suite 215
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Phone: (859) 331-5600 Drs. Daun, Devine, Khaja, Dykuizen Phone: (859) 331-0058 Dr. Sanitato Phone: (513) 232-2500 Dr. Schott Fax: (513) 791-4567

Crestview Hills - Thomas More

500 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Phone: (859) 341-4525 Fax: (859) 341-4993