Cataract Awareness at Baltimore Washington Eye Center
Baltimore Washington Eye Center offers lens implants for Maryland patients to achieve the best vision correction for cataracts.
PR9.NET July 30, 2012 - USA/Baltimore; Baltimore Washington Eye Center wishes to make patients aware of the symptoms of a cataract, how common cataracts are today and how effective modern cataract surgery and lens implants can be in restoring vision. "Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness worldwide. In the United States alone, more than about 20 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts and more than half of all Americans will actually develop cataracts by age 80," commented Baltimore Cataract Surgeon Arturo Betancourt, M.D., Medical Director of Baltimore Washington Eye Center.
Many patients do not actually know that a cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye preventing light rays from passing through it easily. This results in a clouding and blurring of vision. Patients should understand that cataracts are not a growth or a film over the eye. For many patients cataracts start out slowly and have little effect on vision at first. But, as the cataract becomes denser, so does the impact on vision. The most common symptoms that bother patients with cataracts can include blurring of vision, sensitivity to light and glare, double vision in one eye, poor night vision, fading or yellowing of colors and frequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescriptions.
"When cataracts begin to interfere with daily activities or with patient comfort, mobility and safety, they can be treated surgically. Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most frequently performed surgeries in the United States. Today, we have a full range of lens implants available that allow us to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and even near vision problems after cataract surgery, as well as distance vision, without requiring bifocals or reading glasses for the vast majority of patients," said Baltimore Washington Eye Center Corneal Specialist and Cataract Surgeon Brad Spagnolo M.D.
Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services. Baltimore Washington Eye Center is conveniently located for patients from Arbutus, Carney, Catonsville, Clarksville, Columbia, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Ellicott City, Ferndale, Glen Burnie, Kenwood, Laurel, Linthicum, Lutherville, Millersville, Odenton, Olney, Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Towson, Parkville, Randallstown, Rivera Beach, Pasadena, Severna Park, South Gate and Woodlawn Maryland.
For additional information, contact:
Phillip Harrington, Baltimore Washington Eye Center, 200 Hospital Drive, Suite 600, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061, PHarrington@BWEyecenter.com, 800-495-3937 and visit our website at http://www.bweyecenter.com
SOURCE: Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.
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Founded in 1969 by Dr. Paul A. Kohlhepp, Baltimore Washington Eye Center is the region's premier eye care facility. Our extensively trained, professional staff specializes in a full range of ophthalmology procedures and has achieved an outstanding record of success. Through a combination of medical expertise, a patient-centered approach to customer service, and personalized attention, we make our patients' goals a reality.
About Medial Management Services Group
In 2000 the Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C., a physician practice management company, introduced www.seewithlasik.com in order to provide eye care consumers with access to commercially unbiased patient education information in the area of vision surgery, including but not limited to laser eye surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The site is intended to offer eye care consumers information to be used in conjunction with examination and consultation provided by an eye care specialist, in order to help patients have a greater understanding of their condition and treatment options so that they can make informed choices. To that end, the site is intended to help patients identify practioners offering various services and treatments and an opportunity to learn about their experience, interests and credentials.
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