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Cataract Treatment Specialists


Cataracts are an extremely common problem that affects our vision, especially as we age. When left untreated, cataract symptoms can cause severe vision loss -- but fortunately, they can be treated relatively easily, and most people with cataracts can expect to make a full recovery.

At Medical & Surgical Eye Associates in Forest Hills, our board-certified ophthalmologists are proud to offer cataract surgery to our patients throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area. We even offer a range of intraocular lens (IOL) options to help you restore your vision and reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses.

If you're showing signs of cataracts and looking for care from the top cataract surgeons Pittsburgh has to offer, Medical & Surgical Eye Associates are here to help you see clearly. Schedule your first appointment with us online today.

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Leading-Edge Cataract Specialist Near You

Treating Cataracts With Lens Replacement Surgery

A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies behind the pupil and controls how light enters the eye. This clouding can cause blurred vision and make it more difficult to see at night. In some cases, cataracts can also cause colors to appear faded.

Cataracts treatment involves a relatively simple procedure during which an ophthalmologist removes the clouded lens of the eye and replacing it with a new, clear one. Here's how lens replacement surgery works:

  1. First, you'll be given a local anesthetic to numb the area around your eye. 
  2. Once you're comfortable, our surgeon will make a small incision in the front of your eye and insert a thin instrument called an intraocular lens (IOL). This new lens will help restore your vision.
  3. In most cases, cataract surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, which means you'll be able to go home the same day. 

At Medical & Surgical Eye Associates, we offer a variety of IOL options to meet your individual needs, including:

  • Presbyopia Correcting (Multifocal) IOLs: These lenses are designed to correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness, as well as presbyopia (age-related vision loss). This can help reduce or eliminate your dependence on reading glasses or bifocals.
  • Extended Depth of Focus IOLs: These lenses provide a wider range of vision than traditional IOLs, which can be helpful if you have trouble seeing at both near and far distances.
  • Astigmatism Correcting (Toric) IOLs: These lenses are designed to correct astigmatism, a common refractive error that causes blurred or distorted vision.

As the top cataract specialist Pittsburgh has to offer, our team of board-certified vision specialists will work with you to determine the best option for your lifestyle and vision goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to recover from cataract surgery?

Recovery from surgery is typically quick and easy, and most people can expect to see an improvement in their vision within a few days.

Am I at risk for cataracts?

Cataracts are most common in older adults, but they can occur at any age. Other risk factors for developing cataracts include: 

  • Family history
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Prolonged exposure to UV light

Do your cataract surgeons near me accept insurance?

Yes! Medical & Surgical Eye Associates is proud to accept insurance from providers across the Western Pennsylvania region in order to keep our care as accessible as possible. Visit our Insurance page to view our list of providers, and reach out to us with any questions you have about your coverage.

How can I get started with the best eye specialist near me?

At Medical & Surgical Eye Associates, we’ve made our appointment scheduling process as simple and user-friendly as possible. Just use our online scheduling tool to request an appointment at a time that works for you.