Cataract

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What is a Cataract?

A cataract is a cloudy area in the normally clear lens at the front of the eye.
There is no pain associated with the condition but there are other
symptoms, including:

  • Blurred/hazy vision
  • A feeling of film over the eye(s)
  • Spots in front of the eye(s)
  • Poor night vision
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • A temporary improvement in near vision

What are the Risk Factors for Cataracts?

Cataracts usually develop as part of the natural aging process, usually starting around your mid-fifties. However, there are other factors that can contribute to cataracts developing earlier or at an accelerated rate.
These include:

  • Eye injury or disease
  • A family history of cataracts
  • Smoking
  • Use of certain medication
  • Frequent, unprotected exposure to the sun

When is it time to have Cataract Surgery?

The time for surgery is when cataracts are causing loss of vision which affects your ability to perform activities of daily living in your accustomed manner. With modern advancements in cataract surgery, developing cataracts no longer means having to suffer with blurry vision – restoring your vision has never been easier. The first step in detecting cataracts and determining your need for surgery is through a comprehensive cataract examination.

Learn more about today’s cataract surgery at Cornerstone Eye Associates.

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