Cataracts are classified as a clouding of the eye's lens. Therefore, the retina will have a hard time transmitting clear images, creating blurry and hazy vision. Cataracts are not painful, but if left untreated they can cause vision loss and impede your daily activities. This is why it is important to seek medical attention if you are experiencing symptoms that could be related to cataracts so that the issue can be treated before it progresses. Our physicians at Nevada Eye Physicians offer treatment to help eliminate cataracts and provide patients with restored vision. If you have cataracts, Nevada Eye Physicians specializes in many surgical options to remove the clouded lens. Contact one of our Nevada facilities to learn more and to schedule your consultation today.
"I took my dad in to Nevada Eye Physicians for an eye exam and found out he had cataracts. Dr Singh took the time to explain all the different lens options we had with cataract surgery. My dad chose to go with the multifocal lens. What a great decision that was! 1 day after the procedure all my dad would talk about; was that he could see the numbers on the dashboard and read his phone messages without glasses! Can't thank Dr Surjeet Singh enough! The procedure was quick, painless, and the downtime and recovery were an absolute breeze! I highly recommend this procedure to anyone who has cataracts! 5 STARS to Dr Singh, office and surgery center. It was an amazing experience from beginning to end!"- A.H. / Yelp / Jun 30, 2016
"Happy laser surgery patient - I first went to Dr. Singh 3 years ago for my cataract surgery. I had been suffering from poor vision for months before I saw him. He diagnosed me with cataracts in both eyes and offered me surgery. I felt confident in his care so I opted for surgery. The same day after surgery I saw the change. I was 20/20 the next day at my appointment. He did my 2nd eye within a week. He is a miracle worker. He was always nice to me and always took time to answer all my questions. Rare to find these days. Recently I went to see him for blurry vision, and he performed Yag laser on my eyes. I was able to see clearly immediately after this one minute laser. I recommend him to all my family and friends."- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 17, 2016
"My Experience - After learning I have cataracts, I did my research looking for the best physicians. As a former FBI detective, I know you get one chance to get it right. I talked to my doctor, other physicians, looked at online ratings and medical complaint histories. My research and everyone led me to one choice : Dr. Singh. My surgery lasted minutes, was pain free and I could immediately see more clearly. Within days I was seeing 20-20 for distance and reading as I chose the multifocal lenses. Anyone needing eye care should see Dr Singh. The saying "People want to know that you care, before they care what you know" epitomizes Dr. Singh and his team."- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 21, 2016
"What a Difference! - I had worn glasses for about 40 years when I began having problems with what turned out to be cataracts, along with astigmatisms. I went to Dr. Surjeet Singh, at Westfield Eye Center. He told me it could all be corrected with lens implants and surgery on the astigmatisms. I'm "old school", so the thought of having such procedures was totally new to me, and a bit scary. But because Dr. Singh was totally confident in what he told me he could do, I consented. My surgeries were completed about 4 weeks ago. Today, for the first time in decades, I have a driver's license that says "No Restrictions" on the back of it, and my eyesight is getting better all the time. Thank you, Dr. Singh!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 25, 2014
"Accurate Diagnosis and No surgery - I had been misdiagnosed with cataracts and I was offered surgery by another doctor. He had a lot patients waiting to see him so I didn't have any high hopes of getting a thorough 2nd opinion. But to my surprise, he spend extra time with me in explaining that my vision problems were from having glaucoma and high eye pressure. My small cataracts were not the reason for my problems. He gave me drops to lower the pressure and saved my eye sight!!! Thank you Dr Singh."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 16, 2017
There are several symptoms that are associated with a cataracts diagnosis. In addition to clouded vision, indications of cataracts may also include:
- Difficulty seeing at nighttime
- The appearance of "halos" around lights
- The need for frequent changes to eyewear prescriptions
- Fading of colors
- Double vision
- Sensitivity to bright lights
- Difficulty reading without the presence of brighter light
If symptoms of cataracts continue to progress, your ophthalmologist at Nevada Eye Physicians may recommend surgery to remove the cataract. With cataract surgery, your eye's cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens implant (called an intraocular lens or IOL). Our surgeons at Nevada Eye Physicians provide both traditional and laser surgical procedures for the removal of the cloudy lens. Your natural lens will then be replaced by an artificial, intraocular lens (IOL). The implant will not change the outward appearance of your eye, but it can drastically improve your vision. Your surgeon will evaluate the best IOL implant to fit your specific vision needs. The shape and size of each lens implant differ from eye to eye. All are held in place by small flexible loops called haptics. Implants are intended to last a lifetime and are made of bio-compatible materials like silicone and acrylic to keep from irritating your eye. Once your eye has healed following the surgery, your vision should be clearer, though you may still need glasses to optimize your vision.
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If you are experiencing any symptoms associated with cataracts, it is important to seek attention from an eye care professional as soon as possible. At Nevada Eye Physicians, we work to both diagnose and treat cataracts to help our patients gain clearer vision. To schedule your consultation, contact one of our facilities today.