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A cataract is a clouding or opaque area over the lens of the eye — an area that is normally transparent. As light is prevented from reaching the lens and focusing on the retina, the clouded area becomes larger. Cataracts may grow larger over time and affect more of the lens, making it harder to see. While cataracts cannot spread from one eye to another, many people develop cataracts in both eyes.
Sharp offers diagnosis and treatment for various types of cataracts, including: age-related, congenital, secondary and traumatic cataracts. A visual acuity test (eye-chart test), pupil dilation or a B-scan ultrasound may be used to evaluate the retina and diagnose cataracts when an individual's view is obstructed.
In its early stages, vision loss caused by a cataract may be aided with the use of different eyeglasses, a magnifying glass or stronger lighting. When these measures are no longer helpful, surgery may be the only effective treatment available. Cataract surgery may use a YAG laser — in this case, the patient's eyes may be dilated, yet there will be little or no discomfort.
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"My goal is to treat patients in the same manner I would my own parents — with a five-star experience."
"Helping people see clearly is a privilege that brings me great happiness — personally and professionally."
"I treat people with respect and dignity, improve performance continually and strive to be the best."
"Working at Sharp allows me to provide high-quality medical care with compassion and respect for patients and their families."