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Joseph Kavchok Jr, MD - Logo

319 Main St,

Emmaus, PA 18049

Alpha Optical Inc.

Cataract Cataract


Let Dr. Kavchok discuss cataract options with you. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens that focuses light entering the eye into the retina, a layer of light-sensitive cells in the back of the eye. This cloudiness can cause a decrease in vision and may lead to eventual blindness if left untreated. Cataracts often develop slowly and painlessly, so vision and lifestyle can be affected without a person realizing it.

Since most cataracts are part of the normal aging process, they cannot be reversed. There are no medications or eye drops that will prevent the development or progression of cataracts.


Modern cataract surgery, which is the removal of the cloudy lens and insertion of a clear artificial lens, is the only definitive treatment for cataracts.


When a cataract causes bothersome vision problems, your ophthalmologist may recommend surgery to remove the cataract. With cataract surgery, your eye's cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens implant (called an intraocular lens or IOL).

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As a cataract begins to slowly develop, you may not notice any changes in your vision. But as the cataract progresses, it may begin to interfere with your sight.


If you experience blurred vision, difficulty reading in dim light, poor night vision, glare or halos around lights — or things don’t appear as bright or colorful as they once did — a cataract may be developing in one or both eyes.


Another sign of cataracts is a frequent change in eyeglass prescriptions. Worldwide, cataracts are the number one cause of preventable blindness.

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You and your ophthalmologist can discuss the cataract surgery procedure; preparation for and recovery from surgery; the benefits and possible complications of cataract surgery; cataract surgery costs; and other important information. Together, you can decide if cataract surgery is appropriate for you.

Planning for cataract surgery