Laser Cataract Surgery

by Calyn Ehid

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Symptoms of a cataract include blurry or hazy vision, faded colors, difficulty seeing at night or hyper sensitivity to light.

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Symptoms of Cataracts

Having cataracts can be like looking through a very foggy window on a cold winter night, making everyday life a struggle. It is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, a transparent structure in the eye that helps refract light on the back of the retina. The lens are made of protein and water, but when the proteins clump together a cataract is formed. It is at the age of 55 when most cataracts begin to form.

With age, come health problems that you probably weren’t prepared for. Stiff joints, weak bones and weakened immune systems are some things that unfortunately get worse with age. Another thing that can start to be affected is your vision. While in most cases, a pair of eyeglasses can fix the problem, there are some instances where there is a serious underlying problem – like cataracts.

Preventative Measures: Go Get Checked Out

If you suspect you have cataracts, you should schedule an appointment with you eye doctor as soon as you can. They will run a number of tests and x-rays on your eyes to determine if you actually have cataracts. They will then go over your options for treating or correcting them.

What to Expect When Getting Cataract Surgery

Surgery to remove cataracts is one of the most commonly performed procedures today. It is also one of the most secure procedures in the world of medicine. It is estimated that there are over 14 million lens implant procedures annually, the major successful.

During laser cataract surgery, your cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a clear lens. You may also qualify to correct your nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and/or astigmatism at the same time. Knocking out two procedures in one sitting.

When you experience laser cataract surgery, you will enjoy the benefits of:

  • A bladeless, advanced procedure
  • A comfortable, relaxed setting
  • A premium surgical

What Causes Cataracts?

If you have noticed that your vision is not what is used to be, you should make an appointment with your eye doctor immediately. They will do a number of tests on you and everything might be okay. Or you might simply need a pair of glasses. However, there is a possibility that you have cataracts. If this is the case, your eye doctor will go over your options for you.

It is important to learn about what causes cataracts and what can be done to halt their progression. Your eye doctor will go over the whole process in detail and will make sure that you fully understand what is happening to your eyes. Cataracts don’t have to mean the end of the world and in some cases, surgery can fix them.

Treating Cataracts

The main step to getting your cataracts fixed is to see your doctor at the first sign of something wrong. There are a lot of people out there who have a fear of the doctor. Even though they know something is wrong, they continue to avoid the doctor out of fear. The longer your cataracts go untreated, the worse they will become. If you notice something is off with your eyes, schedule an appointment immediately.