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What is a Cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. This lens works much like the lens of a camera - focusing light images on the retina, which sends images to the brain. When this lens becomes cloudy it prevents light and images from reaching the retina. This results in blurred images, dulled colors, and glare – making it difficult to read, drive and perform many daily functions. Vision with cataracts has been described as seeing life though a cloudy film; but a cataract is not a film over the eye, and neither diet nor medications will make it go away. When a patient’s lifestyle is affected, the best way to treat a cataract is with surgery that removes the old, clouded lens and replaces it with a new, clear artificial lens implant to restore vision.


How Common are Cataracts?

Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process and are the leading cause of vision loss in adults 55 and over. Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures. In fact, more than 3 million cataract surgeries are successfully completed in this country every year; making it the most commonly performed surgery in the U.S.


Why Choose CEI?

Coastal Eye Institute (formerly Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic) is one of the area’s largest ophthalmology practices featuring a comprehensive team of fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every subspecialty of eye care.From infancy to the golden years...we provide care for the total health of your eyes. Trust your eye care to our specialists!


Coastal Eye Institute has fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every specialty of eye care:

  • ➢ Laser Cataract Surgery
  • ➢ Glaucoma
  • ➢ Macular Degeneration
  • ➢ Diabetic Retinopathy
  • ➢ Dry Eye Disease
  • ➢ LASIK Laser Vision Correction
  • ➢ Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • ➢ Pediatric Eye Care
  • ➢ Routine Eye Care
Schedule an Appointment

We are happy to work with your busy schedule! With nine physicians and four offices, we are confident we can find a time, day and location that is convenient for you. Call 941-748-1818 and let us help you on your way to seeing more clearly!


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