cataract is an opacity that clouds the natural lens inside the eye.
Normally the path of light to the retina (thin layer containing
light receptors) is as clear as possible. When proteins that
make up the lens clump together, the resulting cataracts blocks some
of the light, making vision blurry or hazy.
typically occur more frequently in the aging population, however
there are many other factors such as family history, diabetes,
long-term UV exposure, or certain medications (e.g. - steroids) that
can cause cataracts. Also, previous eye injuries can be a
symptoms may include:
seem too bright or have a "halo" effect
(double vision) in the affected eye
night vision - "glare" from headlights
or fading colors
people may actually experience improvement in near vision during the
beginning stages of a cataracts. Unfortunately, this effect
goes away as the disease progresses. During the early stage of
cataract formation, a cataract may be addressed by changing the
eyeglasses or contact lens prescription. Once the cataract
begins to interfere with daily activities such as reading, computer
work, or driving, surgery is the only remaining treatment option.
you are experiencing any symptoms of cataract, we encourage you to
schedule a consultation with us today!
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