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About Cataracts


What Are Cataracts?

“Cataracts” is the clouding of your eye’s lens. This happens naturally as you age and can make it harder for you to see. Over time, cataracts can affect your vision, and may end up limiting your activities and ability to enjoy life. By age 65, 90% of people have cataracts.1

To correct this condition, a cataract is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL). If you also have astigmatism, your surgeon can now precisely correct it during a personalized laser cataract procedure to give you your best possible vision.

What Is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a highly common condition that happens when the eye is shaped like a football instead of like a basketball. This can cause blurriness and double vision, as well as affect distance vision, like you use for driving.

The good news is, if you have astigmatism, your surgeon can precisely correct it during an advanced laser cataract procedure. Despite common belief, manual cataract surgery is not performed using a laser. However, you can elect to have a personalized and precise laser cataract procedure with next-generation laser technology.

With the ALLY® System’s personalized laser cataract treatment on your surgeon’s side, your vision can be restored to its full potential.