Cataracts are a common eye condition that can affect anyone, but especially those over 60. While it is a treatable condition, it can cause vision loss if left untreated. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what cataracts are, the symptoms of cataracts, and the best options for treating them.
What Are Cataracts?
Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which is located behind the colored part of the eye (the iris). This clouding causes light to scatter instead of being focused on the retina at the back of the eye. As a result, vision becomes blurry or cloudy. Cataracts can occur in one or both eyes and usually develop slowly over time.
Symptoms Of Cataracts
The most common symptom of cataracts is blurred vision. Other symptoms may include:
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Sensitivity to light and glare
- Fading or yellowing of colors
- Double vision in one eye
- Halos around lights
- Frequent changes in eyeglass prescription
If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to visit your optometrist or ophthalmologist for a comprehensive eye exam as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent further damage to your eyesight.
Treating Cataracts with Surgery
The most effective way to treat cataracts is with surgery. At The Eye Center P.A., our doctors specialize in cataract surgery using state-of-the-art technology and techniques that provide exceptional results with minimal risk and discomfort for our patients. During surgery, our highly trained surgeons will remove the cloudy lens from your eye and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). The IOL will help restore clear vision usually without the need for glasses or contacts after recovery from surgery.
After Surgery Care
After surgery, you may experience some discomfort such as sensitivity to light or irritation in your eyes that should subside within a few days after your procedure. You should also be sure to follow all post-operative instructions provided by your doctor including taking prescribed medications as directed and wearing protective eyewear when outdoors for several weeks after surgery. Additionally, you may need several follow-up visits with your doctor for monitoring purposes during recovery from cataract surgery so be sure to keep all appointments scheduled by The Eye Center P.A.
Cataract surgery has become increasingly safe and effective due to advances in technology over recent years making it an excellent option for restoring clear vision usually without the need for glasses or contacts after surgery. If you experience any symptoms associated with cataracts such as blurred vision or sensitivity to light make sure to contact The Eye Center P.A., where our experienced team of doctors will provide you with comprehensive care every step of the way!