Cataract: An M&M in the Eye?!

Cataract: An M&M in the Eye?!
David Hunter Ophthalmology Bluffton, SC

Dr. David Hunter is a Board Certified ophthalmologist practicing in Bluffton, SC. Dr. Hunter specializes in cataract and LASIK surgery. As a an ophthalmologist, Dr. Hunter can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years... more

Cataract: An M&M in the Eye!?!

Yes, my patients come to me every day having been told they have cataracts, but they do not know what exactly a cataract is. Very simply, a cataract is the lens inside the eye that helps focus the picture of the outside world onto the back of the eye (the retina). Believe it or not, that lens we are born with is about the size and shape of an M&M. Except when we are born, it is crystal clear. Over time, as we are blessed to have birthdays, the chocolate center part of that M&M becomes cloudy, and this is what we call a cataract!

Learn more about cataracts and cataract surgery or call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hunter at 843-521-2020.

About Dr. David Hunter

Dr. David Hunter is a Board Certified ophthalmologist practicing in Bluffton, SC. Dr. Hunter specializes in cataract and LASIK surgery. As a an ophthalmologist, Dr. Hunter can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Hunter can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.