Cataracts

This information is useful for adults and older adults
Patient is examined for Cataracts by Dr. Chow
Why Yale Medicine?
  • We perform the latest small-incision, no-stitch cataract surgeries.
  • Our doctors use only topical anesthesia such as eye drops (no injections).
  • We are skilled in managing cataract surgeries for people with complex eye conditions.

If you are nervous about cataract surgery, it may help to know how common the condition is. More than half of all Americans will have a cataract by the time they turn 80, and cataract surgery is one of the safest surgeries you can have. 

"Normally people are born with a clear lens that focuses light to the back of the eye,” says Jessica H. Chow, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Yale School of Medicine. “But over time, the lens can develop a cloudiness that impairs vision.”  

Yale Medicine ophthalmologists provide the latest, small-incision, no-stitch cataract surgeries to maximize both vision and recovery time.