Cataracts are a condition in which the lens that covers your eye becomes cloudy or opaque. This process is usually quite slow, meaning those experiencing early stages of cataracts can still see and function normally. However, over time, the condition and your vision will worsen dramatically enough, to the point where driving a vehicle is no longer safe and you may not be able to distinguish the faces of your friends and family.
A progressive condition, cataracts are slow at the onset and gradually become worse to the point that vision is obscured completely. Early-to-intermediary stages of cataracts include cloudy, blurred, or dimmed vision with increased difficulty seeing at night. The eye may become more sensitive to light and glare, and you may see rings or halos when looking towards a light.
That presents another problem as people who suffer from mild cataracts usually need more light to properly see. The additional light helps you see, but it simultaneously causes more sensitivity and glare.
Other symptoms include:
Eye Care One is adept at handling cataracts and provides ample preventive and corrective care options. Early cataracts care usually consists of protecting the eyes from external abuse and light. This can be achieved by using specially designed anti-glare sunglasses and wearing a hat to prevent the ultraviolet rays from causing further damage. For those at the more advanced stages of cataracts, surgery may be a viable option for treatment.
Cataracts surgery is a procedure that removes the cloudy lens associated with the condition and replaces it with a clear artificial lens, an intraocular lens. Your eye will first be numbed with eye drops of local anesthesia placed around the eye. Then, the doctor uses a small tool to enter the eye through tiny incisions made with a laser or blade. The affected lens is broken up and removed, and an artificial lens put in its place.
Yes! Cataracts surgery is a simple procedure and requires only a 15-30 minutes of rest before you can go home. It’s important to avoid getting anything directly into the eye, like soap or water, and to use the prescribed eye drops to moisturize your eyes, as they may be dry for a short time after the procedure. Book an appointment at Eye Care One today to remove your cataracts and return to a normal life with a clear view.
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