Cataracts

A cataract is a progressive eye disease where the clear lens inside the eye becomes cloudy and causes a decrease in vision. In a healthy eye, the lens is clear so that when rays of light enter the eye, they easily provide a clear image onto the retina, providing a clear image of what we see. If the lens becomes cloudy or opaque, the image will appear blurry and vision is impaired.

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A hereditary condition, cataracts become more and more of a risk factor as we age. A majority of people either have some degree of cataracts or have already had cataract surgery by the age of 80. Other factors that can contribute to the development of cataracts include diabetes, smoking, and prolonged sun exposure.

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Cataracts are one of the most common causes of blindness but can be prevented if diagnosed early and treated with surgery to replace the cloudy lens.

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The key to identifying cataracts and preventing vision loss is early detection, routine eye exams and treatment using state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Dr. Richard Adler, a leader in ophthalmology and a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts at Belcara Health, suggests cataract surgery if certain risk factors are apparent including the ability to perform daily activities such as driving, reading, and if the cloudiness continues to increase and impede vision.

By replacing your damaged lenses with artificial intraocular lenses, you’ll enjoy a future of clear vision and reduce your dependency on glasses!

The variety of sophisticated intraocular lenses available today can correct most vision needs, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Dr. Adler will recommend the right intraocular lenses to meet your vision needs, based on the condition and health of your eyes.

We are excited to offer our patients a variety of lens options to fit their individual needs. After your comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Adler will work with you to decide which option will provide you with the best vision possible.

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Obtaining the funds for elective procedures and products can sometimes be difficult, especially in these challenging economic times. At Belcara Health, we have a dedicated financing department, designed to help you get the financing you need, for the procedures you want.

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Why Belcara Health?

If you are ready to improve or preserve your eye health and vision, the practice and surgeon you select are your most important decisions. To be confident with your results, you must have confidence in your medical team.

With credentials from such esteemed institutions as the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Dr. Richard A. Adler is renowned for providing his patients with compassionate care and excellent outcomes for common conditions affecting eye health, including cataracts, diabetes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Specializing in the management of Dry Eye Disease, corneal diseases, and laser vision correction, Dr. Adler is a nationally-recognized speaker on the topics related to eye disease and regularly lectures practicing ophthalmologists and optometrists on related topics. Read full bio.

Exceptional patient care is the core of our philosophy at Belcara Health. Our goal is for you to feel as if you just received the best care possible and absolutely love your results. Located in a welcoming, sophisticated, luxurious facility, our 5-star services and staff provide an unparalleled experience. At each stage, we make every effort to surpass all your expectations. We are constantly upgrading our knowledge, technology, and services – and it shows. Our strong reputation and the trust of the community validates this commitment.

I want to thank Dr. Adler for restoring my 72-year-old eyes to such fantastic 20/20 vision. Being a very active senior pro tennis player and coach, seeing clearly is very important. Dr. Adler’s tremendous ability to do such accurate work on my eyes has allowed me to continue doing everything I love to do. It’s made such a difference; everything is clear and bright and I can play as well as read without glasses. I can’t say enough good things about Belcara Health. That place is like a well-oiled machine. All my appointments were on time and everyone is incredibly friendly.”

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Dr. Richard A. Adler

Board-Certified Surgeon & Ophthalmology Specialist

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