A cataract forms when the natural lens of the eye gradually becomes cloudy, typically because of age. However, injury, or illness, and certain medications can also contribute to cataract formation.
Early cataract symptoms include:
- Constant blurred or cloudy vision
- Halos or glare in bright light
- Difficulty driving at night
If cataracts limit a patient’s vision and become so cloudy that even the best prescription of glasses or contacts is not enough to see, then he or she would be a candidate for cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is a procedure that involves removal of your cataract and placement of an intraocular lens. This surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States every year, and it is a highly refined and successful operation.
Once we have performed a thorough examination of your eyes and have determined that cataract surgery is necessary, our doctors and our surgery scheduling team will explain your available choices to develop a personalized treatment plan just for you.