What is a Cataract?
A cataract forms in the lens of the eye when the proteins in the lens begin to break down and interfere with the passage of light. To see clearly, the lens must precisely focus light to form a clear image on the retina. A cataract scatters the light entering the patient's eye, preventing sharp vision and clear images. During cataract surgery performed by Dr. Stephen Wilmarth at Wilmarth Eye and Laser Center in Roseville, CA, the lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens.
Cataracts may be brought about by:
- Long-term exposure to sunlight without sunglasses
- A diet lacking in vitamins and minerals
"The staff was extremely professional and exceeded every expectation I had. I’ve worn glasses for ten years and now have 20/10 vision. I would highly recommend them to anyone who has ever thought about getting the procedure done."- T.B. / Facebook / Mar 12, 2018
"Excellent service and surgical team. Dr Wilmarth is a very skilled MD. I went from wearing a glasses prescription of -5.00 in both eyes to 10/15 visual acuity which is better than 20/20! Being legally blind one day to no longer having to rely on glasses or contacts is a dream come true. I was definitely nervous about lasik correction but the staff made me feel comfortable every step of the way. The surgical technicians, staff, office and surgery center are all pristine! Thank you Dr Wilmarth!"- J.B. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
"If you are thinking of getting Lasik choose Wilmarth Eye & Laser. Dr. Wilmarth is highly skilled with many years of experience. The Doctor and surgical team are highly adept in knowing various conditions of the eye along with on point customer service! I felt at ease from start to finish and couldn't have asked for better results!"- J.B. / Yelp / Jan 21, 2020
"If you're looking into Lasik eye surgery this is the place to go to. Dr. Wilmarth performed my Lasik eye surgery a few months back & let me just tell you, it has changed my life! Not only did he make me feel extremely comfortable, he gave me AMAZING results. I have been wearing glasses since I was in the 4th grade & it is so freeing not having to rely on glasses or contacts anymore. I highly recommend this provider. We're in the year 2020, make this your year to finally have perfect vision!"- B.R. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
"If you're looking into Lasik eye surgery this is the place to go to. Dr. Wilmarth performed my Lasik eye surgery a few months back & let me just tell you, it has changed my life! Not only did he make me feel extremely comfortable, he gave me AMAZING results. I have been wearing glasses since I was in the 4th grade & it is so freeing not having to rely on glasses or contacts anymore. I highly recommend this provider. We're in the year 2020, make this your year to finally have perfect vision!"- B.R. / Healthgrades / Jan 18, 2020
Prevention of Cataracts
Dr. Wilmarth will help patients achieve their best eye health and vision. If patients are looking for ways to protect their vision, he can help them reduce their risk of developing cataracts. Once a cataract has progressed, it can’t be reversed, so prevention is extremely important. Sometimes, a cataract is the result of another medical condition or an inherited genetic trait. But in other cases, there are ways to prevent cataracts and protect the vision. Patients can do this by:
- Scheduling regular eye exams
- Wearing sunglasses that block 100% of UV rays
- Eating fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals
- Not smoking or drinking excessively
About Cataracts Evaluation & Diagnosis
If patients think they may have cataracts, Dr. Wilmarth can diagnose the condition and treat it. This generally involves performing a retinal exam, where Dr. Wilmarth will insert drops into the eyes to help dilate the pupils and allow him better visibility of the retina. A device such as a slit lamp or ophthalmoscope will be used to help magnify the back of the eye and detect any cataracts. Cataract surgery removes the clouded lens and replaces it with an intraocular lens. Dr. Wilmarth has extensive experience in this procedure and can help patients choose an intraocular lens that meets their needs.
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Treat Your Cataracts
If you're suffering from cataracts and loss of vision, contact our Roseville, CA office today. Our experienced ophthalmologist can help diagnose and treat your cataracts so you can enjoy clear vision again.
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