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Cataracts

  • Overview
  • A cataract is formed when the natural lens of the eye, responsible for focussing light and producing sharp images, becomes cloudy and hardens, resulting in a loss of visual function.

    A cataract is painless and usually develops gradually over several months or years. Normally, the onset of a cataract in one or both eyes may cause decreased night vision, impaired depth perception, and increased color distortion.

    The cause of cataract formation is unknown, but scientists do know that a chemical change takes place within the lens of the eye with age. Cataracts are a part of the normal aging process, affecting 80 percent of people over age 60 (although not all cataracts are due to age). In fact, some babies can be born with cataracts, while some people develop them as a result of injury, prescription medication use or other causes.

  • Symptoms
  • Symptoms of a cataract may include:

    • Blurred, fuzzy or hazy vision
    • Feeling that there is a film over the eyes, or that one is looking through a veil or cobweb
    • Frequent changes in eyeglass prescriptions
    • Sever decrease of vision when looking at a bright scene or background
    • Glare, halos or tails around headlights when driving at night

    Though none of these symptoms necessarily mean you have a cataract, if you experience one or more, you should have your eyes examined by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

  • Treatment/ Glaucoma-Cataract Consultants, Inc. Services
  • The only treatment for a cataract is surgical removal.

    Years ago, when cataract surgery was less successful than today, cataracts were often not removed until the patient was almost blind. With advances in cataract surgery and intra-ocular lens (IOL) implants, it is no longer necessary for patients to wait until vision is severely impaired. Today, cataracts are usually removed at the point where visual impairment interferes with the daily activities of living - such as driving a car or reading.

    Thanks to advances in microsurgical techniques, cataract surgery is performed without complications in more than 98 percent of cases.

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