Cataracts have a detrimental effect on one’s vision and can make tasks such as reading, playing sports, and driving difficult. However, this condition is treatable. Nowadays, cataract surgery allows for an almost immediate improvement in one’s vision. Patients are able to return home in a matter of hours.
What is a Cataract?
A cataract is formed by the clouding of the eye’s lens. In a typical eye, light passes through the clear lens and focuses on the retina. Retinal cloudiness, as occurs with aging and cataracts, blocks this passage of light. This leads to distorted or blurred vision, glare, or difficulty seeing in low light.
Cataracts are an extremely common condition among Americans. Cataract surgery is performed over 2.7 million times per year in the United States. Accordingly, cataract surgery is the most common operation in the world.
Is Cataract Surgery Right for Me?
It’s possible to prevent the loss of eyesight that occurs with cataract formation. Our state-of-the-art technology will enable us to remove your cataracts and restore your vision. Once removed, patients are able to adopt their previous quality of life.
An eye exam is needed to determine whether cataract surgery is necessary. Cataracts rarely need to be removed immediately or as an emergency, and therefore, it is possible to schedule an appointment at a time that fits your schedule.
The Reasons for Which Cataract Surgery is Performed Include:
- Decreased vision
- Foggy vision
- Seeing “halos” around lights
- Difficulty driving at night
- Difficulty reading
- Decreased ability to perform day-to-day tasks
We will inform you about the potential risks of surgery, about your eye health, and any other options which you may have, as well as your expected treatment results.
For more information on cataracts or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (361) 993-7778!