Eugene Cataract Treatment: Eye Surgery, Care Clinic Recommendations Announced

As warmer weather returns, the Pacific ClearVision Institute advises that exposure to ultraviolet rays can increase the risk of developing cataracts. But prevention and responsive eye care can help maintain vision and quality of life.

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The eye care institute offered its insight as those in the Pacific Northwest prepare for spring. While skies may remain dreary, UV damage can occur even on cloudy days. In fact, broken cloud cover can reflect and magnify the sun’s rays even more than sunny skies.

According to researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, this type of UV exposure is a significant cause of cataracts. What’s more, the damage is not reversible. Other causes of cataracts include diabetes, prescription steroids, and even the aging process. In fact, most Americans over the age of 65 develop cataracts.

Cataracts may not be reversible, but they can be fixed. Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures the Pacific ClearVision Institute performs each year. During the operation, surgeons remove the clouded eye lens and replace it with a new, synthetic lens. Surgery can take as little as 10 minutes, without the use of stitches, needles, or patches.

Based in Eugene, Oregon since 1989, PCVI treats patients from across the Pacific Northwest. The institute has expanded to Cottage Grove, Oregon, and South Jordan, Utah. A partnership with New Vision Eye Care in Roseburg, Oregon, was recently announced.

The institute’s eye care professionals also offer corneal transplants, glaucoma treatments, LASIK vision correction, and other procedures. They believe cooperation with patients’ existing doctors is the best way to monitor and preserve eye health.

“By providing medical diagnosis and surgical options, Pacific ClearVision Institute completes the eye care picture,” a company representative said. “Together with your primary eye care doctor, we work to give you the best possible chance for your continued visual health and by doing that, allow you to keep living your life as you choose.”

Interested parties can learn more at

Pacific ClearVision Institute

1125 Darlene Lane Suite 100

United States

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