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Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. It is estimated that 50% of adults over the age of 65 has a cataract and by the age of 75, almost everyone has one.

Cataracts cause cloudy vision. Those with cataracts may also notice “ghost” images, difficulty reading or disabling glare when driving. Colors may look faded. A severe cataract in one eye will result in a loss of depth perception. This may cause difficulty stepping off a curb or an inability to pour cup of coffee without spilling it. When these types of mishaps occur, it is often time for cataract surgery.

Fortunately, cataracts are now highly treatable.  Advances in both cataract surgery and intraocular lenses (IOLs) are allowing more people to experiencing full restoration of their vision.

All cataract surgery is performed in the operating room. Unless a person is gravely ill, most cataract surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. Usually, there is little to no discomfort. Afterwards, patients typically use eye drops for several weeks. Surgery is performed on one eye at a time.

Dr. Gross utilizes the latest, state of the art, small incision cataract removal technique, whenever possible.  Cataract surgery is performed at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston and post-operative care is provided in the Lynn office.

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330 Lynnway, Suite 335
Lynn, MA 01901
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