A cataract is a severe clouding of the eye lens which is caused by a build-up of protein on the eye that hinders vision. The most common cause of cataract formation is advancing age. As your cataract worsens it may result in progressive and sometimes profound, yet reversible, vision loss.
Dr. Rosenthal has performed cataract surgeries caused by age, birth, medical conditions, and traumatic eye injuries. Many patients have been referred to Dr. Rosenthal by other ophthalmologists due to his expertise in complex cases. No two eyes are identical. When choosing an eye surgeon, it is important to choose an individual with the experience and skill to handle complex and unique cases.
Patients 60 years old and older are at greatest risk of severe eye conditions that can cause a cataract. To prevent the rapid progression of an undiagnosed cataract, we recommend that patients over the age of 50, as well as those of any age with a family history of cataracts, seek consultation regularly and have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Other individuals at risk are patients who (in the past or presently) smoke, are diabetic, or have had a great amount of sun exposure.