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40’s and Blurry

You’re over 40 enjoying life in Miami, Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale but you now need to start moving your glasses forward on your nose, lift them slightly or take them off completely, to see what you are trying to read. You just can’t bring the words into focus. You visit the eye doctor and he says the “C” word. No, not that “C” word, the other one – cataracts! How can that be? Your grandmother had cataracts at 80, you can’t possibly have them in your 40’s. Well, a trip to the cataract doctor will confirm that once you hit your mid 40’s, you could start having problems seeing up close.

Finding the Right Cataract Doctor

Dr. Andrew Shatz is a cataract doctor and the Medical Director of SightTrust Eye Institute in Sunrise. He has performed more than 20,000 intraocular lens procedures on patients from Plantation, Boca Raton, Parkland and the surrounding areas.  Over his 19 years of experience, he has developed surgical instruments used in cataract surgery. His expertise is so well known, other ophthalmologists request his assistance on difficult cases.

A Cataract Doctor Explains

Now we know the doctor is qualified, but can he explain what cataracts are? Dr. Shatz will explain to patients from Miami, Boca Raton, and Palm Beach, that the natural lens of the eye can change shape when trying to see something close. The eye lens starts to yellow and becomes less clear. Other cataract symptoms are blurry vision when reading, unease with driving at night, seeing a glare, halo or even a starburst pattern when you are looking at lights. This doesn’t mean you won’t be able to drive anymore. Cataract surgery with cataract doctor Andrew Shatz, MD, at the SightTrust Eye Institute is an outpatient procedure that takes approximately 10 minutes per eye. In certain cases, patients can have both eyes corrected during the same procedure, which will lessen recovery time. For more information on cataract doctor Andrew Shatz, MD and cataract procedures, please visit or call (877) 878-7890.

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