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Dr. Duna Raoof on Her Experience, Passion, and Why She Chose NVISION

Posted on September 4, 2018

Dr. Raoof is a fellowship-trained and board-certified cataract, cornea, and LASIK surgeon. She is a highly acclaimed ophthalmologist and influential surgeon in the eye care industry.

Hello! My name is Dr. Duna Raoof and I am thrilled to be joining the NVISION teams at Laguna Hills and Newport Beach.

Why I Became an Ophthalmologist

I chose ophthalmology early on during medical school after witnessing cataract surgery. The precision, elegance, and beauty of eye surgery was absolutely captivating to me. I was further drawn by the tremendous impact vision has on a person’s activities, lifestyle, and happiness. I love my field and love going to work every day to witness the positive difference I make on my patient’s quality of life. I also have a keen passion for technology; and ophthalmology is a field that continuously has advancements in its surgical techniques and lasers. I enjoy constantly learning about and applying what is most cutting edge, because I believe when it comes to your eyes, you should settle for nothing less.

What You Should Know About Cataracts + Surgery

Posted on March 16, 2018

Photo of an elderly couple, who still enjoy in each other, is on a hiking trip together

By: Sheri Rowen, M.D.

What is a Cataract?

Having cataracts can be like looking through a frosty or fogged up window, making daily activities difficult. It is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, a transparent structure in the eye that helps refract light on the back of the retina. The lens are made of protein and water, but when the proteins clump together, a cataract is formed. Most cataracts develop in people over the age of 55.

There are many causes for cataracts, although aging is the most common. According to the National Eye Institute, by the age of 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. Cataracts can also be the results of genetics, environmental issues, medical conditions such as diabetes, or poor nutrition and excessive sun exposure.

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