About Cataracts

What is a cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s normally clear lens. A “cloudy lens” is unable to focus light properly on the retina, making images look blurry or dull.1

People with cataracts usually experience:

9 in 10 Americans develop cataracts by age 65.2

To learn more about cataracts, watch this brief educational video.

If you have poor vision due to cataracts, the only way to regain clear vision is to have your cataract surgically removed. Here are some important facts to remember about cataract surgery:

  1. Cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed today with nearly 28 million people worldwide having the procedure every year3
  2. Cataract surgery is a routine sight-restoring treatment
  3. If left untreated, the quality of your vision will continue to decline as the cataract progresses

A cataract is removed during a short surgical procedure. During the treatment, your eye surgeon will remove the cataract (the natural lens that has become cloudy) and replace it with an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL).1 The Apthera lens is an advanced type of IOL called an “extended depth of focus lens.”


Cataract Removal

The cloudy lens is removed from the eye.

Lens Insertion

Your surgeon replaces the your cloudy lens with the Apthera lens.

Vision Restored

See clearly from near to far, and everything in between.

The Apthera IOL offers small aperture technology combined with a reliable, high-quality monofocal IOL. The Apthera lens is exclusively designed to allow you to see your world in focus, whether you’re concentrating on what’s right in front of you, or beyond. See life in focus.

  • See across a full range, without blur4
  • Helping cataract patients that have a low amount of astigmatism4*
  • Small aperture technology filters out unfocused light4
  • Works seamlessly in bright and low light conditions4
  • Customizable to achieve your best personal vision