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cataracts
Cataracts

Do you have a cloudy vision? Are you losing color perception or you do you having trouble seeing at night? If so, then you might be in the early stages of developing cataracts. Cataract surgery is one of the safest and one of the most successful procedures performed today. Laser cataract surgery improves the precision of many of the key surgical steps.

Things to think about before cataract surgery:

  • Should I consider laser cataract surgery instead of traditional cataract surgery?
  • What type of lens implant would be best for me after cataract surgery, a monofocal or multifocal lens implant?
    • Rest assured, at Greenwood Eye Clinic you will see excellence and experience. Our eye surgeons share outstanding credentials. Our surgeons are specialty-trained in laser vision correction and intraocular eye surgery. Our physicians see patients at our state of the art clinic located right here in Greenwood.

      If you are seeking the best cataract care then contact us today.

      What causes cataracts in the eye?
      Most cataracts are due to changes in the lens of the eye. However, other factors can contribute to their development including:
      • Diabetes - Persons with diabetes are at higher risk for cataracts.
      • Drugs - Certain medications have been found to be associated with the development of a cataract.
      How do you treat a cataract?
      How is a cataract treated? The symptoms of early cataract may be improved with new eyeglasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses, or magnifying lenses. If these measures do not help, surgery is the only effective treatment. Surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.
      How does a cataract affect your vision?
      When the protein clumps up, it clouds the lens and reduces the light that reaches the retina. The clouding may become severe enough to cause blurred vision. Most age-related cataracts develop from protein clumpings. When a cataract is small, the cloudiness affects only a small part of the lens.
      Can you go blind from cataracts?
      But if cataracts continue to grow and progress, they can cause blindness if left untreated. Fortunately, cataracts can almost always be successfully treated with surgery. Millions of cataract operations are performed each year in the United States, and there is a very low risk for complications.
EyeSmart Eye Health Information from the American Academy of Ophthalmology
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