A cataract is created when the cells in the lens of the eye die and become trapped in the capsule containing the lens, resulting in a cloudy appearance. Some patients compare cataracts to looking through a window clouded by steam. Cataracts can result from aging, eye injuries, diabetes, genetics, or medications with steroids, smoking, or habitual unprotected exposure to UV-A and UV-B rays.

Cataract symptoms include, but are not limited to the following:

The actual cataract is not significant, it’s the loss of vision associated with it. The treatment of cataracts is performed through a simple outpatient surgery, which means there is no overnight stay at a hospital. In the surgery, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens.


Wayne Anliker, MD

Wayne Anliker, MD
The Eye Doctors
3012 Anderson
Manhattan, KS 66503

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William Witt, MD
Witt Eye Center
1133 College Ave. Suite D156
Manhattan, KS. 66502
(785) 537-3937

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Arla Genstler, MD
Genstler Eye Center
1502 Browning Place
Manhattan, KS 66502




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