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Understanding Cataracts

Are You Searching for a Cataract Surgeon in central Missouri?

Jefferson City CataractsA cataract is a "clouding" of the eye’s natural lens, which results in blurred or de-focused vision. Cataracts are often described as looking through wax paper or cloudy cellophane. Cataract surgery involves removing the clouded natural lens and replacing it with a clear artificial lens.  This surgery is delicate, but simple in concept, is highly successful, and has been drastically improved over the years.

What Causes a Cataract?

Below are the most common causes of cataracts:

  • Getting older - Age is the most common cause of cataracts
  • Birth defect
  • Environmental factors such as disease, toxic chemicals, medications
  • Accidents or injuries
  • Exposure to ultraviolet light
  • Cigarette smoking

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Choosing Your Cataract Surgeon?

Selecting a cataract surgeon can be difficult if you are not properly educated about cataracts, cataract surgery and advancements in the new technology. We hope that our educational ophthalmology website has provided an easy to understand perspective regarding the state of cataract surgery. Although cataract surgery is one of the most frequently performed medical procedures you will want to be sure to select a cataract surgeon with a high level of experience using the latest techniques and technology.  The board-certified surgeons at Capitol Eye Care meet those criteria!

Your Cataract Surgery Implant Options

Once you have made the decision to proceed with cataract surgery, you and your doctor will need to settle on the right lens implant for you.

The "standard" lens implant that Medicare and other insurers will pay for as a necessary part of the procedure  of high optical quality and works quite well for most patients. There are also several premium lens implants that can help you reduce dependence on glasses, or completely eliminate glasses after cataract surgery. Our cataract surgeons will be able to professionally consult with you about these premium lens implants and what options would be best for you.

It is important to consult qualified, board certified ophthalmologists when getting a suggestion for cataract lens implants.

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Does Insurance Cover Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is a covered expense under Medicare. There will be an additional cost associated with premium lens implants if you desire an implant that will reduce astigmatism or enable near, far, and intermediate vision.