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Cataracts in Colorado

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What are Cataracts?

Cataracts Symptoms

If you are having trouble with night driving, glare from headlights, golf, reading, watching TV or any of the things you like to do and feel your lifestyle has been impaired due to these issues, you may be experiencing the early stages of developing cataracts. The natural lens inside the eye is normally transparent and a cataract is the clouding of this natural lens. Glasses or contact lenses cannot sharpen your vision if a cataract is present.


Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process. Most people will develop cataracts if they live long enough. There is no medical treatment to reverse or prevent the development of cataracts. Once they form, the only way to see clearly again is to have them removed and replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL). In general, when your vision starts to interfere with your daily activities and lifestyle, it is time to think about having cataract surgery. Cataracts will typically not damage the eye while growing, so you can decide when the time is right for you to have cataract surgery.

How Does Cataract Surgery Work?

Cataract Surgery Steps

Cataract Surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye (also called “crystalline lens”) that has developed an opacification, which is referred to as a cataract. Following surgical removal of the natural lens, an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) implant is permanently inserted (eye surgeons say that the lens is “implanted”).

Cataract Treatment Step- 1 in Boulder, CO

Step 1

Phacoemulsification with a small handpiece allows the creation of a very small wound

Cataract Treatment Step- 2 in Boulder, CO

Step 2

The surgeon uses an ultrasonic needle to break up and liquefy (emulsify) the cataract so it can be removed through a very small incision.

Cataract Treatment Step- 3 in Boulder, CO

Step 3

A foldable intraocular lens (IOL) implant is placed permanently inside the eye to help focus light onto the retina, or the “film” of the eye.

Cataract Treatment Step- 4 in Boulder, CO

Step 4

Vision returns quickly following cataract surgery and one can resume normal activities within a short period of time.


See whats included in our intraocular lens packages below and discuss with your surgeon the best option for you.






Astigmatism Reducing




Multifocal or Accommodative Package






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Cataracts Chart

Cataract Eye Surgery

Surgery Services

Cataract surgery is a very successful operation. Three million people have this procedure every year and greater than 95% have a successful result. As with any surgical procedure, complications can occur during or after surgery and some are severe enough to limit vision. But in most cases, vision, as well as the quality of life, improves.

Cataract Surgery

Femtosecond Cataract Surgery

Astigmatism Correction

Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

Laser For Secondary Cataracts

Cataracts In Children

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Boulder Eye Surgeons has been providing comprehensive medical and surgical eye care since 1997. We help patients of all ages in Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, Louisville, and throughout Colorado to achieve and maintain clear vision. Our goal is to provide professional, compassionate and customized eye care to every patient, every time. We strive to understand your needs and exceed your expectations.

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