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With cataracts, you are likely experiencing the following vision problems:

  • Cloudy or blurry vision
  • Faded colors
  • Glare or sensitivity to light
  • Halos around lights
  • Trouble seeing at dusk or night
  • Difficulty driving, especially at night
  • Double vision or multiple images in one eye
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  • Difficulty reading even with glasses
  • Difficulty watching television

What are my treatment options?

Some vision conditions, such as cataracts with presbyopia, can’t be corrected back to their normal state without surgery. Fortunately, cataract surgery is a safe procedure that is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the world.

In the beginning stages of cataracts, many people can still use stronger glasses or contacts and brighter lighting to help them see. Although cataracts form slowly, waiting too long can cause long-term damage and ultimately lead to severe decline in vision. Early detection and treatment is very important.

If you are experiencing any of the signs of cataracts or presbyopia,it is recommended that you make an appointment with our cataract specialists at Nevada Eye Physicians.

Detecting and treating cataracts early are keys to a successful outcome.

What is cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery is a common procedure with more than 18 million per formed world wide every year. Today, presbyopia can be treated at the same time as a cataract procedure.

During cataract surgery, your clouded or hard natural crystalline lens is removed and then replaced with a new artificial lens. The entire procedure takes about 10 to 20 minutes and most people notice improvement in their vision immediately after the procedure. For some, there may be an adjustment period where they experience halos and glare around light. In most cases, this goes away over time.

Normally, only one eye is treated at a time. You will need to go at a later time for your other eye. Because the surgery is an outpatient procedure, you won’t have to stay overnight in a hospital or surgery center.

Once your cataract is removed, it can’t grow back or form again. For most patients, they will see with their new lenses for the rest of their lives. This is why choosing the right lens is a very important decision.

Since everyone’s vision health and lifestyle needs are different, there are many replacement lens choices.