Cataracts occur when the lens of an eye becomes cloudy, and they cause various vision problems. Normally, when you look at an object, light travels through your pupil and into your eye. The lens focuses the light rays onto the retina, which is a layer of cells at the back of your eye that are sensitive to light. If you suffer from cataracts, the lens isn’t clear enough to focus light and you won’t see objects as clearly as you should.
• Blurry or clouded vision
• Dimmed vision
• Objects less bright and colorful
• Vision loss in 1 or both eyes
• Interference with daily life as it progresses
• Detectable through careful eye exams
• Only treatment is cataract surgery by our ophthalmologist
If you think you may be developing cataracts, come to our office for a full eye exam so that our ophthalmologist, or eye doctor, can diagnose your condition. You may have another issue than cataracts hindering your vision. Our eyes can develop cataracts as we age, and they are a leading cause of loss of vision; however, we offer surgery to correct these problems. No other medications or treatments are available. It’s possible to avoid surgery and instead change your eyeglass prescription if your cataract hasn’t progressed enough to affect your daily activities. On the other hand, you don’t have to wait for your cataract to get worse to have it removed. Our ophthalmologist will monitor you regularly to check for changes in your vision once it’s determined you have a cataract.
When your daily life is upset by vision problems relating to your cataract, you’ll need surgery to remove it. You can trust our staff to expertly remove the cloudy lens in your eye and replace it with a clear, artificial lens known as an intraocular lens, or IOL. Contact us with any questions or concerns about this surgery that can improve your quality of life!