Arlene L. Murray, MD
Arlene L. Murray, M.D., P.A.
Arlene L. Murray M.D. and staff are committed to educating patients about their eye care choices, while providing patients with the treatment most beneficial to help them receive optimal vision.
A cataract is any opacity which develops in the crystalline lens of the eye or in its envelope. Cataracts form for a variety of reasons, including long term ultraviolet exposure, secondary effects of diseases such as diabetes, or simply due to advanced age. Genetic factors are often a cause of congenital cataracts and may also play a role in predisposing someone to cataracts. Cataracts may also be produced by eye injury or physical trauma.
Dr. Murray has found that the most effective treatment to restore clear vision is cataract surgery to remove the cloudy lens. There are two types of surgery that can be used to remove cataracts, phacoemulsification and extracapsular surgery. The most frequently performed is phacoemulsification which uses high frequency ultrasound to break up the cataract in order to remove it through a small incision. This allows much faster recovery of normal vision. Extra-capsular surgery consists of removing the lens in one piece through a larger incision leaving the majority of outer capsule intact. In both techniques the cataractous lens is then replaced with a plastic lens (an intraocular lens implant) which remains permanently in the eye.
Previously, rigid polymethylmethacrylate was used as the lens material. Advances have brought about the use of silicone and acrylate which are soft materials. This allows the lens to be folded and inserted into the eye through a small incision.
Types of cataracts
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Dr Arlene L. Murray – Largo MD servicing communities such as Bowie MD, New Carrollton MD, Landover Hills MD, College Park MD, Riverdale MD, Washington DC, and Capitol Heights MD.
Some of our most asked about procedures: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma Treatment, Diabetic Eye Care, Dry Eye Therapy, SLT Surgery
Areas Served: Kettering, Rosaryville, Greater Upper Marlboro, Mitchellville, Woodmore, Seat Pleasant, Coral Hills, Bowie, Suitland, Hyattsville