Can you remove cataracts without surgery?

IN THIS VIDEO, DR ERIK CHOTINER EXPLAINS THE ONLY SOLUTION TO GETTING RID OF CATARACTS

Currently, there is no medical treatment to reverse or prevent developing cataracts.
Cataracts can only be removed surgically. We use lasers or ultrasound to emulsify the cataract into small pieces, which we then vacuum from the eye.

Cataract surgery at Memorial Eye Institute is for those who:

  • Have been diagnosed with cataracts
  • Have vision problems that interfere with their daily activities
  • Want better vision to improve their quality of life

After a thorough eye exam, you and your doctor will determine if cataract surgery is an option for you. They will give you additional information about the procedure that will allow you to make an informed decision about whether to proceed.

Fortunately, cataract surgery is one of the safest and most common procedures performed in the United States and worldwide, with over 3 million performed annually in this country alone.

The decision to have cataract surgery is an important one that only you can make. If you’d like to restore your vision and eliminate your need for glasses, book your free appointment using our online scheduler, or give us a call on (717) 996-3016. 

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Dr. Bennett Chotiner
M.D., F.A.C.S.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR, GENERAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, CATARACT & REFRACTIVE SURGERY, LASIK SURGERY

Dr. Bennett Chotiner is the founder and medical director of Memorial Eye Institute. A noted innovator, in 1977 he established his clinical practice, the Pennsylvania Eye Associates. In 1984, he established the Pennsylvania Eye Surgery Center, Pennsylvania’s first …

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Dr. Erik A Chotiner
M.D., F.A.C.S.

GENERAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, CATARACT & REFRACTIVE SURGERY, LASIK SURGERY

Erik Chotiner, M.D. diagnoses and treats a wide range of medical eye conditions. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. Dr. Chotiner attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia where he received multiple awards including the Physiology Prize for …

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