Cataract Information

What is a Cataract ?

cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil.

What Causes Cataracts?

No one knows for sure why, but as we age the eyes natural lens changes. The lens of your eye is mostly made of water and protein. The protein is arranged in a precise way that keeps the lens clear and lets light pass through it. But as we age, some of the protein may clump together and start to cloud a small area of the lens.

Who is Most Likely to have Cataracts?

Cataracts generally affect people over the age of 60 and in some cases quite a few younger will suffer from cataracts.  Cataracts are so common it has been said that everyone will develop a cataract if they live long enough.

What are the Symptoms of a Cataract?

A cataract at first has little to no effects on your vision.  You may begin to notice that your vision is blurred a little, some people have described it as like looking through a cloudy piece of glass or wax paper.

How are Cataracts Detected?

Cataracts can only be diagnosed by an eye care specialist.

How are Cataracts Treated?

Currently there is no medical treatment to reverse or prevent the development of cataracts.  Once they form, there is only one way to achieve clear vision again, and that is to physically remove the cataract from the eye.

What are your options when you have my cataracts removed?

Snead Eye Group has a variety of options for your IOL (intraocular lens). To read more about the available IOL packages click this link.

For more information on curing cataracts, click here.

For more information please call   SNEAD   EYE GROUP.

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