Symptoms & Treatment of Cataracts

Like developing gray hair and wrinkles, cataract formation is inevitable as we all get older.  As proteins constantly build on the natural lens of the eye throughout our lives, that same lens gradually becomes more dense and opaque, which is what we call a cataract. Therefore, cataract development due to aging is a slow process. … Continued

How Cataracts are Treated

The definitive way to treat cataracts is by surgery. Eyeglasses and contacts may delay the need for surgery for months; however, eventually, cataract surgery is imminent.  The decision to have surgery depends on the degree of vision loss and the adverse affects of the cataract on the day-to-day activities. Cataract surgery is very quick and … Continued

What are Cataracts?

A cataract is a cloudiness found on the lens of the eye that leads to impaired vision. Cataracts occur when there is a buildup of protein in the lens causing this cloudiness which prevents light rays from clearly passing through the lens. The result is  loss of vision. Cataracts take time to form, and symptoms … Continued

Cataract Awareness 2: Treatment

The one and only treatment for cataracts is surgery, where the natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced by a man-made intraocular lens (IOP), which can be especially fitted for the patient’s eye. The IOP acts as a contact lens specific for the patient’s prescription, if you will. What that means is that … Continued

Cataract Awareness

Since August is cataract awareness month, it is only fitting to discuss some of the various causes of cataracts in this blog, followed by treatment options in the upcoming blog. Like developing gray hair and wrinkles, cataract formation is inevitable as we all get older.  As proteins constantly build on the natural lens of the … Continued

Help Control Cataract from Starting

Cataract is the leading cause of reversible vision loss in elderly Americans.  The patient presents with blurry vision, occasional double vision, and glare from bright lights, making night driving difficult and challenging. Since the main cause of a cataract is aging, not much can be done with that risk factor.  However, other risk factors for … Continued

Cataracts Awareness

One of the most common causes of loss of vision in the elderly in cataracts.  In fact, cataract surgery is the most performed surgery in the United States.  Just like gray hair and wrinkles, cataracts are inevitable. The main symptoms of cataracts include blurry vision, distorted vision, double vision, and glare from bright lights.  The … Continued