WHEN SHOULD I REMOVE CATARACTS
Many patients decide to remove cataracts when they begin to seriously affect their vision in a manner that impedes their quality of life. Removing cataracts is a much simpler process thanks to state of the art laser procedures. In the past it was recommended that cataracts be removed before they begin to harden but that isn't necessarily the case today. In some rare occasions, cataracts can lead to infection that can lead to glaucoma, a much more serious eye affliction. So it is certainly recommended that the cataracts are removed before complications set in.
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
- 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.