Here at Sonoran Desert Eye Center, we are dedicated to caring for patients who have cataracts.
Cataracts are a leading cause of vision issues for people over 40 and are one of the main causes of blindness.
A cataract is described as cloudiness in your eye. This cloudiness is in the eye’s lens behind the pupil and is caused by proteins clumping together.
Cataracts can start small and develop slowly. They may not even be noticeable at first, though you may notice a slight blur in your vision. Sometimes, you can see symptoms only when you are looking at bright lights. Cataracts can continue to worsen, and you may feel the effects only once the cataracts are more developed.
There are different kinds of cataracts, and they can have different causes. Aging and other medical conditions can contribute to the development of cataracts in your eyes.
Since there are many conditions that can lead to cataracts, it is really important to visit your eye doctor regularly. It is best to catch cataracts early, and we can do that with routine examinations.
Though some medications can improve your vision, the best course of action is surgery to restore your vision. The clouded lens can be removed, and this surgery is generally successful.
There are now exciting new lenses that can be implanted to help you see not only distance, but near also!
Some surgeons are more skilled than others at cataract surgery. We are excited to work with the MOST skilled and caring surgeons in the east valley.
To qualify for cataract surgery, three things need to be in place:
- Your vision has to bother you enough
- Your visual acuity (the line you can read on the eye chart) has to be bad enough, with or without glare.
- The cataract has to look bad enough to us. In other words, the cataract has to contribute significantly to your decreased vision.