Bringing Your Life In Focus
The Medical Center can help you see your life more clearly with eye surgery for cataracts and refractive imperfections. Board certified ophthalmologist Jennifer Wentworth, M.D. specializes in cataract and refractive surgery and performs surgery at The Medical Center at Franklin.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye that can affect your vision. Cataracts can occur in one or both eyes and usually develop slowly. According to the National Institutes of Health, common symptoms of cataracts include:
- Blurry vision
- Colors that seem faded
- Glare - headlights, lamps or sunlight may seem too bright. You may also see a halo around lights.
- Not being able to see well at night
- Double vision
- Frequent prescription changes in your eye wear
Cataract surgery involves small incision sutureless surgery to remove the cataract, or cloudy lens, and implant a new replacement lens. Learn more about cataracts and cataract surgery.
Imperfections such as near-sightedness, far sightedness and astigmatism can be corrected with refractive surgery. During refractive surgery, the cornea is reshaped to adjust your eye’s ability to focus. The goal of refractive surgery is to decrease your independence on eyeglasses or contact lenses. Learn more about refractive surgery.