Washington, DC Ophthalmologist Talks Cataracts on Good Morning Washington
With June being Cataract Awareness Month, Dr. Paul C. Kang of Eye Doctors of Washington was recently interviewed on the prevalent condition for “Good Morning Washington”.
Washington, DC–In honor of Cataract Awareness Month, Dr. Paul C. Kang, an ophthalmologist in Washington, DC, was recently interviewed on the ABC 7 news program “Good Morning Washington” to discuss the common condition that afflicts so many people. During the segment, he revealed that cataracts are the leading cause of blindness, though it is an extremely treatable health condition. Throughout the discussion, Dr. Kang shared his knowledge on cataracts to educate the public, as well as inform them about the life-changing treatment that is cataract surgery.
As Dr. Kang provided an overview of what cataracts entail, he recognized that while the condition can occur at any point in life, it most commonly develops when people near the age of 50. As a result, he emphasized that people should undergo a cataract screening as early as age 40, since symptoms of the condition are not always obvious. He noted that some people may even wait to the point of going blind before they realize what exactly is affecting their vision.
While cataracts can progress from slight vision loss to complete blindness, Dr. Kang stresses that the condition can effectively be treated through surgery. At Eye Doctors of Washington (EDOW), the ophthalmologist performs both traditional and laser cataract surgery to help patients restore their vision. During his interview, Dr. Kang noted that this is done by replacing the cloudy lens of the eye with a clear lens. In some cases, he shared, patients can see even better than before they developed cataracts, eliminating the need to utilize corrective eyewear.
Throughout his involvement on programs like “Good Morning Washington” as well as through his research and helping patients at EDOW, Dr. Kang ultimately strives to help the public understand the prevalence of cataracts and the condition’s high treatability. He encourages anyone nearing their 50s, or who believe they may be developing cataracts, to consult with a qualified eye professional to learn how they can protect their vision and eye health.
About Paul C. Kang, MD
Upon graduating cum laude from Harvard University, Dr. Kang earned his medical degree from Indiana University, during which time he acted as a delegate to the American Medical Association. He then completed an ophthalmology residency at the Duke University Eye Center, along with a fellowship at John Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. Dr. Kang is a distinguished researcher for cataract surgery. He has authored several articles on the subject and is a scientific reviewer for the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery as well as the Cornea Journal. Dr. Kang is available for interview upon request.
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