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Adam Clarke, M.D.

Can a cataract come back after I’ve had it removed?

The simple answer is no. A cataract is the clouding of the natural lens that is inside the eye. This process is not dangerous, but it can affect the quality of vision. A cataract is treated by removing the natural intraocular lens and replacing it with a new lens implant. While it is common to have some mild haze form behind the new lens (which is easily treated), the original cataract will never reappear.

Adam Clarke, M.D.

Adam Clarke, ophthalmologist at Restoration Eye Care, says while there are great resources online, it’s important to find a professional to diagnose and examine your eyes. “Many conditions can only be diagnosed by examination, so it is important to see a trusted eye care professional if there are any changes or issues with your vision.”

His passion for eye care came in medical school, as he was drawn to “the delicate nature of the eye surgery, the advanced technology that is utilized and because of the great outcomes we are able to achieve,” Clarke says. “I loved the idea of being able to address medical issues by physically fixing whatever the problem was.”

At Restoration Eye Care, you won’t find a one-size-fits-all solution. Clarke says patients will receive eye care tailored to them, using a “wide range of vision-enhancing techniques, from LASIK to cataract surgery and lens replacement in order to meet your specific needs.”

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