Cataract (or clear lens) surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, and usually requires just a few hours of your time from start to finish. Your eys will be treated with anesthetic prior to the procedure so you will feel little, if any, discomfort. A tiny, self-sealing incision will be made in the eye allowing Dr. Schneider to use a small instrument (about the size of a pen tip) to break up or wash away the human lens.

Safe and Successful

A cataract is a progressive clouding of the eye’s natural lens that interferes with light passing through to the retina. Cataract patients often describe the condition as being similar to looking through a waterfall or piece of wax paper. More than 50% of people over the age of 60 have vision impaired by cataracts. Cataracts are so common that everyone will eventually develop a cataract of they live long enough. Despite recent breakthroughs in technology and surgical techniques, cataracts continue to be one of the leading causes of blindness among senior citizens worldwide.