Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in eye and vision care. They are trained to diagnose and treat eye diseases and perform eye surgeries. Dr. Jordan Rixen cares for patients’ eyes at Syracuse Area Health and specializes in cataract surgery.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye, causing vision loss that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or laser eye surgery. As we age, cataracts become more common. In cataract surgery, the cloudy lens inside the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial lens to restore clear vision. Modern cataract surgery is one of the safest, most effective procedures performed today.