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Understanding Cataracts

Cataracts are a common vision problem that ophthalmologists regularly diagnose and treat. But what are they, exactly? You may already know that a cataract interferes with normal vision. It does this by preventing the proper focusing of light rays on the retina due to cloudiness of the lens. When the lens becomes cloudy, it turns yellow.

Watch this video to hear an ophthalmologist explain what a cataract is. You’ll learn about the different parts of the eye and how they function, and a useful comparison of a cataract to a dirty camera lens.

Early detection of vision problems is essential, so schedule regular examinations with Dr. Mark Hornfeld of NYC. Call our ophthalmology office today at (646) 502-4142 to learn more.