Doctor talking to a cataract patient

When Things Get Blurry

Cataracts and their treatment

Cataract Treatment – Modern Procedures, New Possibilities

ZEISS Medical Technology for patients

As a leading company in medical technology with many decades of experience in precision optics, ZEISS have helped to restore the vision of millions of patients worldwide. Our equipment is used in various eye surgeries performed around the globe every day.

We feel that it is our responsibility to inform patients about cataracts, one of the most common eye diseases, and their treatment. We created this website to help you find useful information about vision in general, as well as information about cataracts in particular, and their modern treatment options.

Cataracts – A Normal Aging Process

What you need to know

The eye is one of the most important organs in the body. It plays a crucial role in our lives, helping us to gather information about the world around us and to perceive its beauty. Good vision is therefore extremely precious and has a huge impact on our quality of life. Once vision is impaired due to old age or disease, we cannot enjoy life to the fullest anymore.

A cataract is the most common reason for diminished vision quality today. It is a result of the natural aging process and affects most people sooner or later. Symptoms appear gradually. Patients might not realize they have a cataract until cloudy vision dramatically impairs their daily routine. Left untreated, a cataract may even lead to a complete loss of vision.

The good news is that a cataract can be treated easily and effectively with a safe, routine procedure. Today, modern technologies are available to restore vision by considering individual patient conditions and needs.

The Eye

How vision works

The eye is one of the most sensitive and complex sensory organs. It allows you to comprehend all the visual information around you. In a number of ways, the human eye works much like a digital camera.

What is a Cataract?

Signs and symptoms

A cataract is a common cause for gradual vision deterioration. The lens becomes cloudy and less transparent, like a foggy window you can’t see through clearly. At first, symptoms are barely noticeable, but they get worse with time.

Modern Cataract Treatment

Intraocular lens exchange

Cataracts cannot be treated with medication or corrected with glasses. The only efficient treatment is to surgically replace the cloudy lens – a common procedure that is safe, well-established and efficient.

Choosing a Cataract Lens

Which intraocular lens is right for you

The cloudy cataract lens must be replaced surgically by an artificial, intraocular lens (IOL). There are different types of IOLs available. Find out which one could work for you.