What are Cataracts?
Symptoms of Cataracts
Some vision changes that develop from cataracts consist of:
- blurry vision
- seeing double
- sensitivity to light
- trouble seeing well at night
- seeing bright colors as faded or yellow
What Causes Cataracts?
One of the most common causes of cataracts is aging. Normal eye changes start happening at around 40, when normal proteins in the lens begin to break down causing the lens to become cloudy.
People over the age of 60 start to develop clouding in their lenses, but may not experience vision problems until later.
Other causes of cataracts may include:
- family members who have cataracts
- certain medical problems such as diabetes
- spending a lot of time in the sun without sunglasses that protect your eyes from UV rays
- medications such as corticosteroids, which may cause early formation of cataracts
Slow Down Development of Cataracts
One of the best ways to do this is by protecting your eyes from sunlight by wearing sunglasses that shield your eyes from the sun’s (UV) light rays. Regular eyeglasses that have an anti-UV coating may also benefit you in the long run.
How to Treat Cataracts
Here at Desai Eye Center, we specialize in helping our patients achieve optimal vision according to their circumstances. If you have cataracts, we are able to perform Cataract Surgery in order to help restore your vision.
Cataract Surgery is a quick, common procedure that consists of removing the cloudy lens from your eye and replacing it with an artificial lens. The wound typically does not require sutures, as it heals on its own, but bandages and shields are usually placed over the eye to help protect them afterwards.
To learn more about Cataract Surgery and find out whether you are a candidate, give us a call at 956-686-9777. We look forward to being a part of your journey to clearer vision.