Cataracts are a clouding of the natural lens in the eye and most cataracts are related to growing wiser — i.e., aging. According to the National Eye Institute, by age 80, more than half of all Americans will either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. We want to make sure you know how to identify the symptoms of cataracts, your treatment options — including laser-assisted surgery and premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) — and why you might consider the Marietta Eye Clinic for your cataract evaluation and treatment.
Take a few minutes to watch the short videos below to learn more:
Watch this video to see Paul Mitchell, M.D. discuss the symptoms of cataracts and how they can dramatically affect your quality of life. Dr. Mitchell is a board-certified ophthalmologist and has performed tens of thousands of delicate cataract surgeries. If you are feeling held back in life by decreasing quality of vision, you should consider a cataract evaluation to see if this condition is affecting your vision.
Watch this video to see Paul Mitchell, M.D. discuss the options for treating cataracts including laser assisted cataract surgery with the Femtosecond laser. The symptoms of early cataract may be improved with new eyeglasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses, or magnifying lenses. If these measures do not help, surgery is the only effective treatment. Surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.
The surgeons at the Marietta Eye Clinic use the latest technology and procedures. Our surgeons are highly experienced and have built one of the best eye surgery centers in Georgia. Patients come from across Georgia and the Southeast for treatment at this high-tech facility. Paul Mitchell is a board-certified ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon. He has performed over 25,000 surgeries and loves to help his patients see better.
Dr. Mitchell is one of the founders of the Marietta Eye Clinic and has helped this comprehensive ophthalmology and optometry practice grow to 29 providers serving nearly 70,000 patients per year. Dr. Mitchell’s patients come from across Cobb County: Marietta, Smyrna, Mableton, Fair Oaks, Kennesaw, Powder Springs, and Vinings. He also sees significant numbers of patients from Atlanta and other surrounding areas such as Acworth, Woodstock, Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton, Johns Creek, and Sandy Springs. In some cases, patients will drive from surrounding states due to his expertise — including a few snow birds from the Northeast!
When it comes to your eyes, nothing beats a face-to-face consultation with one of our eye doctors. Request an appointment to meet with one of our specialists.