Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world. In fact, there are more cases of cataracts worldwide than there are of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy combined, according to Prevent Blindness America (PBA). If you have noticed frequent changes in your vision, dull faded colors and a glare or “halos” around lights you may be suffering from cataracts. A cataract is a “clouding” of the eye’s natural, crystalline lens. In a normal eye light passes through the lens and is focused on the retina – the light-sensitive area located at the back of the eye that transmits images to the brain. To help produce sharp images, the lens must remain clear. Listen in as Alan B. Leahey, MD, discusses cataracts and what you can expect from our practice, which offers state of the art surgical treatment of cataracts, glaucoma and various ocular conditions.