Cataracts

Cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s lens, like a window that is fogged with steam. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss among adults over 55, but eye injuries and certain medications and diseases can also cause cataracts.

 

Symptoms include

  • Gradual painless decrease in vision

  • Double vision in one eye

  • Sensitivity to light and glare

  • Poor night vision

  • Fading of colors

 

No medication, eye drops, exercises, or corrective lenses can fix cataracts, but they can be treated surgically with a fast, easy procedure. 

Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States today — over 1.4 million people have cataract surgery every year, and it is one of the most safe and successful surgeries available. A number of technological advances in the last 10 years have not only made the procedure faster but also shortened the recovery time. In addition, new multifocal lens implant options are available that provide a broader range of vision than the traditional monofocal lens. Many patients report that their vision after cataract surgery is even better than it was before they developed cataracts. If you think you might have cataracts, call us today.