About Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. This is a normal occurrence. People who have cataracts often describe their vision as cloudy, like looking through a frosty or fogged up window. They also often complain about poor night vision, blurry vision, colors that seem faded, problems with glare, etc. Most cataracts develop slowly and don’t disturb your eyesight early on. But with time, a cataract will eventually interfere enough with your vision that you want it to be removed.

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            Cataracts Q & A

            What is a Cataract?

            A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye which affects your vision. Cataracts are usually slow to develop and with time decrease the quality of your vision. Dr. Turner does not perform cataract surgery; however, she will refer you to the best local cataract surgeon for a cataract consultation. As an advocate for eye health, she also recommends that you continue to see her for your annual comprehensive eye health examinations following your cataract surgery so she can continue to monitor your eye health and vision.

            Am I a candidate for cataract surgery?

            Dr. Turner will determine if you are a candidate for cataract surgery after she completes a comprehensive eye health examination. Should a significant cataract exist, she will discuss with you the cataract surgery procedure and lens implant options. A valuable resource for additional information about cataracts and cataract surgery can be found at

            ​​​​​​​What happens during cataract surgery?

            Your cataract surgeon and their staff will provide you with specific information prior to your scheduled surgery at their facility. The cataract surgeon will discuss what to expect and how the procedure will be performed. Following your cataract surgery, you may be prescribed eye drops to promote healing. You should arrange for a ride home from the surgical center following your procedure.

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