NVISION Laser Eye Centers Says Diabetics Are at an Increased Risk of Cataracts at an Earlier Age

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It is National Cataract Awareness Month. NVISION Laser Eye Centers wants to make sure California seniors and baby boomers know they are at an increased risk of developing cataracts if they are diabetic.

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"If you do have cataracts, don't despair for cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the U.S. today," says Dr. Pirnazar.

Nearly 20.5 million Americans age 40 and over suffer from the debilitating effects of cataracts with a clouding of the eye lens that results in blurry vision. The number of individuals with cataracts is closer to 70 percent as Americans reach age 75, and it is estimated that 30 million Americans will be diagnosed with cataracts by the year 2020.

“With this being National Cataract Awareness Month, we wanted to make sure California seniors and baby boomers know they are at an increased risk of developing cataracts if they are diabetic,” says Dr. Jonathan Pirnazar, who performs laser refractive cataract surgery at NVISION Laser Eye Center locations in Laguna Hills, Ontario and Newport Beach.

“If you have diabetes, regular visits to your eye doctor are very important. High blood sugar (glucose) increases the risk of eye problems. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20 to 74,” explains Dr. Pirnazar.

“Although anyone can get cataracts, diabetics are prone to eye problems at an earlier age than most and the condition progresses more rapidly than in people without diabetes,” concludes Dr. Pirnazar.

“If you do have cataracts, don’t despair for cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the U.S. today with more than three million procedures a year,” says Dr. Pirnazar.

In addition, Dr. Pirnazar points out that modern cataract surgery is one of the most successful elective surgeries available today. The procedure is done as an outpatient surgery, with little down time or pain. Most patients can see some improvement in vision within the next day. Today, nearly any type of cataract can be removed in an efficient manner.

About NVISION Laser Eye Centers

NVISION Laser Eye Centers now has 17 locations throughout California. NVISION Laser Eye Centers is the first provider in California to offer LASIK eye surgery with the Swiss-engineered Ziemer Femto LDVD Crystal Line™ Laser -- the highest level of laser vision correction available today. NVISION is also the first provider in California to offer the bladeless, computer-controlled LenSx laser, unquestionably the most technologically advanced option for laser cataract surgery.

With more than 1,400 eye doctors who refer their patients and trust their own eyes to NVISION surgeons, NVISION Laser Eye Centers is the Eye Doctors’ #1 Choice.

For more information, visit http://www.NVISIONCenters.com or call 1-877-91NVISION (1-877-916-8474).

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