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Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process, but you don't have to live with them. With today's advanced technologies, cataract removal is quick, safe and precise, and new lens options may actually help improve your vision. Learn more about how cataract surgery can restore your vision by requesting a cataract evaluation today.      

What is a Cataract? 

Cataracts are the result of the eye lens becoming cloudy, yellow and/or opaque due to the build-up of naturally occurring proteins in the eye. As these clumps grow in size over time, vision becomes impaired; if left untreated, blindness will occur. In fact, cataracts account for over 48% of correctable blindness in the world.

There is no way to prevent cataracts; they are typically an inevitable part of life for most people usually forming later in life as part of the aging process. However, they can also be caused by:

  • Injury
  • Eye disease
  • Medications
  • Systemic diseases or conditions (diabetes)
  • Congenital defect (congenital cataract)

Cataract Symptoms

  • Blurry or cloudy vision
  • Colors appear dull, faded or yellowed
  • Poor night vision with glare or halos
  • Double or multiple vision in one eye
  • Frequent prescription changes in your glasses or contact lenses

Treating Cataracts

Cataract surgery is both safe and effective and is one of the most commonly performed procedures with more than 3 million cataract operations performed each year in the United States.

Cataracts are treated by replacing the affected natural lens with a new lens through cataract surgery. Advances in cataract surgery means that today's patients have access to micro-surgical techniques and instrumentation that allow the cloudy lens to be removed quickly and safely via phaco-emulsification, ultra-sound energy which gently fragments the cataract, allowing it to be easily removed and replaced with a new intra-ocular lens (IOL).     

The new implanted lens may be a standard "Mono-Focal" Intra-ocular lens, which is designed to provide vision based on a single targeted focal point or a Premium Specialty Lifestyle Lens which is designed to deliver a more natural range of vision.

Offering Advanced Technologies

The ORA System® Advantage

Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA) System. Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston was one of the first ophthalmology practices in New England to offer ORA (Optiwave Refractive Analysis) guided cataract surgery. ORA-guided cataract surgery is an intra-operative device that takes measurements of your eye. These "in-procedure" measurements allow Dr. Rapoza to make any necessary lens calculation adjustments thus refining your visual outcome. 

ORA-guided advanced cataract surgery provides an in-depth, on demand analysis of your eye, something not possible with traditional cataract surgery. With ORA, measurements of the eye are collected during surgery after the cloudy cataract has been removed. This allows Dr. Rapoza to customize an implant for your individual eye. This dual advantage ensures the best possible vision results possible. 

ORA is particularly useful in determining the IOL power for eyes that have had prior LASIK, PRK and RK surgeries and is highly recommended for these types of procedures.

Dr. Rapoza uses ORA with all of his premium specialty IOL cataract surgical procedures. With Premium lenses, there is no additional cost. ORA may also be used to for standard mono-focal lens surgery for a minimal additional fee, not covered by insurance.

When it comes to your eyes, technology and surgeon experience are most important. Patients choose Dr. Rapoza, not only because he offers advanced technology options, but because he has performed over 26,000 cataract surgeries in our state-of-the-art Boston and Waltham facilities.

To Schedule a Cataract Evaluation with Dr. Rapoza, 

Call 800-635-0489 or Click Here

 With offices in Boston, Waltham and Danvers, MA  

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Trusted LASIK Surgeons Logo 2014 (1).jpgTrusted Vision correction expert Dr. Peter Rapoza has been selected by Trusted LASIK Surgeons as ranking among the top 1-5% of eye care specialists performing LASIK Surgery, Cataract Surgery and Refractive Surgery in the United States today. Read More

 

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— October 1, 2014

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50 Staniford Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114

Paid garage parking or street metered parking is available at out 50 Staniford St. location.

Parking is available at 50 Staniford St. in the Longfellow Place Garage. Other garage options include The Garden Garage (located on Lomasney Way) or the Charles River Plaza Deck parking lot, located on Cambridge Street. OCB Clinic: Enter the building and take the elevator to the 6th floor where you will see patient check-in. Boston Eye Surgery and Laser Center: Enter the building. Surgery Center is on 1st floor.

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52 Second Avenue, Suite 2500
Waltham, MA 02451

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Upon entering the garage, drive under the blue sign that says "52 Second Ave: and bear right heading up the parking ramp to levels P1, P2, P3 or P4. Please note your parking location. Enter the building, take the elevators to the 2nd Floor and follow hallway signs to Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. OCB Clinic is the 2nd door on right. Surgery Center is the first door on the right.

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OCB North Shore - Danvers

104 Endicott Street, Suite 303 
Danvers, MA 01923

Located in the MGH North Shore Center for Outpatient Care. Our office is located on the third floor Suite 303.  

From the South/Boston area: Take I-93 North toward Tobin Bridge. Merge onto Route 1 North. Stay on Route 1 North for approximately 14 miles, then merge onto I-95 North/Route 128 North. Take Exit 24, Endicott Street. At the end of the ramp, go straight through the lights at the intersection into the parking lot.

From the North: Travel 95 South to Danvers. When I-95 and Route 128 split, merge onto Route 128 North. Take Exit 24, Endicott Street. Go straight through the lights at the intersection into the parking lot.