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an elderly woman embraces her young grandchildJune is lovingly referred to as Cataract Awareness Month, and for good reason! Roughly 22 million Americans have cataracts, resulting in poor vision. Let’s discover the symptoms, causes and treatment options of cataracts.

Cataract Symptoms

When the lens of your eyes become cloudy, it blocks the lens’ ability to process light as it should. Light is an extremely important factor in the image-creation process! Without light, your retina cannot transmit images to your brain. If you have a cataract, your will likely experience symptoms such as:

  • Blurred vision
  • Cannot see well in dim light
  • Clouded vision
  • Glare sensitivity
  • Images have a yellow tint
  • Increase in “halos” around lights
  • Light sensitivity

Cataract Causes

The most common factor associated with the development of cataracts is age. Although young adults and even babies can develop cataracts, this disease most often affects senior citizens. Other cataract causes include:

  • Damage from UV rays
  • Diabetes
  • Eye diseases
  • Eye inflammation
  • Eye injuries
  • Hereditary
  • Smoking
  • Steroid use

Cataract Treatment Options

To successfully remove the clouded lens, you must have eye surgery. Your eye doctor will remove the cloudy lens and replace it with an intraocular lens (IOL). This artificial lens will improve vision! This surgery is a no-stitch, no-patch procedure. It has helped millions of people regain their eyesight and optimize their daily activities.

Partner with Eyesight Associates for Your Cataract Treatment

The Eyesight Associates’ doctors have extensive experience with cataract surgery. At our facility, your doctor will use the LensX Precision Laser System to swiftly replace your clouded lens with an artificial lens. Because this Laser System is guided by a computer, the accuracy and precision produce perfection.

Do you suffer from cataracts? Give us a call today: 478-923-5872.