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John B. Whitlow, O.D.
Donna G. Whitlow, O.D.

706-882-0616

Cataracts and Cataract Surgery


(Image from American Optometric Association)

A cataract is a cloudy area in the normally clear lens of the eye. Most cataracts are due to age-related changes in the lens. For more information on cataracts, please visit the American Optometric Association's webpage on Cataracts.

Our friends at Omni Eye Services are a great resource for information on cataracts and cataract surgery options. This link on their website also explains the advantages of Laser Cataract Surgery vs Traditional Cataract Surgery. 

Johnson & Johnson Vision and TECNIS offer a vision simulator here, with details regarding intra-ocular lens (IOLs or "implants") options.

Alcon also offers valuable information about cataracts and IOL options here.

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