Just like skin wrinkles and hair greys with aging, cataracts are the maturing process of the eye's natural lens.
Therefore, it typically is more bothersome in the senior population. Cataracts can also be caused by certain
medications, cumulative exposure to sunlight, diabetes and other illnesses.
Cataract symptoms may include:
Lights seem too bright or have a “halo” effect
Double vision in one eye
Decreased night vision – sensitivity to glare from headlights
Dull or fading colors
Early cataracts may be treated with increased glasses or contact prescription. Once the cataract begins to interfere
with daily tasks such as reading and driving, or in other words, once the cataract is ripe, surgery is the only remaining
Cataract surgery is a very common procedure, and complications are rare and usually treatable. The surgery itself is
highly successful in improving the vision of patients about 95% of the time. Cataract surgery is an outpatient
procedure usually taking less than 30 minutes to complete.
Today there are many exciting options to consider when preparing for cataract surgery. We are anxious to discuss
these with you.
If you have decreased vision and think you have cataracts we encourage you to call us today.