El Salvador Cataract Mission

The Need Cataracts are the leading cause of curable blindness in the world.  No one should be blind from a cataract–No one. And yet, almost 20 million people are blind from curable cataracts worldwide. One study found that in El Salvador, 4.3 percent of illiterate women over the age of 50 are visually impaired just Read More→

PanOptix Lens (IOL)

Bifocal vs. Trifocal IOLs Losing our reading vision has always seemed to me to be one of life’s cruelest jokes.   When we are young and can run far we can see up close.  When we are old and can’t run far we can’t see up close.  Prior to cataract surgery, patients mitigate this problem with Read More→

Weighing Your IOL Options

As mentioned in our previous blog post, intraocular lenses (IOLs) are small devices used to replace the eye’s natural lens during cataract surgery. Dr. Gary Foster, who practices in Fort Collins, Colorado, offers several types of intraocular lenses, each with unique features. If you are facing cataract surgery and do not know which IOL to Read More→

FAQs about Cataracts

A significant portion of Dr. Gary Foster’s Colorado ophthalmology practice is devoted to cataract care, and, as such, he fields a variety of questions about the condition. Here, Dr. Foster answers the most commonly asked questions about cataract development, symptoms and treatment.

Can Exercise Help Prevent Cataracts?

Exercise is great for your figure, mood, energy level and cardiovascular health. But what about your eye health? Can regular physical exercise stave off the development of eye conditions like cataracts? Dr. Gary Foster, a trusted ophthalmologist in Colorado, has the answer here.

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