Cataracts are a condition in the eyes that results in the clouding of the lens inside the eye. Cataracts can cause mild, moderate, or even severe blurry vision.
Typically an eye problem associated with aging (over half of the people in America over age 80 have either had a cataract or cataract surgery), cataracts generally occur later in life as the lens structure within the human eye gradually gets more cloudy or opacifies.
During the evaluation of your eye health we will carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If our doctors find a cataract and you are having symptoms such as poor vision in dim light and while reading, we will refer you to an ophthalmologist for a surgical evaluation. Should you decide to have surgery to remove the cataracts, we can assist you by doing the follow up care in our office and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have concerning the surgical process.
Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye (also called “crystalline lens”) that has developed an opacification, which is referred to as a cataract. Metabolic changes of the crystalline lens fibers over the time lead to the development of the cataract and loss of transparency, causing impairment or loss of vision. During cataract surgery, a patient’s cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens(IOL) to remove the cloudy lens and restore vision. The ophthalmologist through sophisticated calculations will try to make your distance vision as close to zero as possible. You may still need some form of vision correction after your surgery. You may even elect to pay for additional services at the time of surgery. Your surgeon will go over those options with you, as it is not a part of Advanced Eyecare’s services.
Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to your eye’s optic nerve and gets worse over time, so nipping it in the bud will always be better for the person being tested.