Cataract Awareness Month in Greater Boston at D'Ambrosio Eye Care
D'Ambrosio Eye Care wishes to announce that Prevent Blindness America has designated June as National Cataract Awareness Month.
PR9.NET June 02, 2011 - Boston - "Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. About 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts and more than half of all Americans develop cataracts by age 80," commented Francis A. D'Ambrosio, Jr., M.D., a Boston area eye physician and surgeon and Medical Director of D'Ambrosio Eye Care.
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 include:
• blurring of vision
• sensitivity to light and glare
• double vision in one eye
• poor night vision
• fading or yellowing of colors
• frequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescriptions.
"When cataracts do begin to interfere with daily activities or with patient comfort 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 Intraocular Lens Implants (IOL) available that allow us to correct near vision as well as distance vision without requiring bifocals or reading glasses for the vast majority of patients", said Dr. D'Ambrosio, Jr.
D'Ambrosio Eye Care is a leading Massachusetts eye care practice with offices in Lancaster, Acton and Gardner, 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 including cornea transplants, management of eye inflammation, ocular inflammatory disease and uveitis and diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses and optical services.
Francis A. D'Ambrosio, Jr., M.D. is a founding member of the LASIK Eye Surgery Patient Information and LASIK Surgeon Directory at http://www.seewithlasik.com and the Cataract Surgery, Intraocular Lens Implant (IOL) and Cataract Surgeon Directory at http://www.aboutcataractsurgery.com.
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D'Ambrosio Eye Care and its founder, Francis A. D'Ambrosio Jr., M.D. are pleased to have been serving the eye care needs of patients in greater Boston, Massachusetts for over 20 years. D'Ambrosio Eye Care offers these eye care services in three convenient locations in Lancaster, Massachusetts, Acton, Massachusetts and Gardner, Massachusetts.
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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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