Cataracts are caused by the clouding of the eye lens, which is normally clear to allow light to pass through. Most Cataracts only occur in individuals over the age of 55, and can develop in either eye or both at the same time. Cataracts cause light to scatter on the eye lens, so that the eye can no longer focus properly, causing vision impairment or blindness.
Most cataracts are due to age-related changes in the lens of the eye that cause it to become cloudy or opaque. However, other factors can contribute to cataract development, including:
Cataracts generally form very slowly. Signs and symptoms of a developing cataract may include:
Eyeglasses and Eyeglass Filters
Anti-glare filters and altered prescriptions can both help to reduce the issues of smaller cataracts and provide temporary vision improvement. Cataracts patients are also encouraged to do things such as reading and computer uses in rooms with plenty of light, to help improve vision by increasing the amount of light getting through the lens.
Surgical Cataracts Correction
When a cataract has progressed to impacting the ability to do everyday tasks, Surgery becomes the best option for removing the obstruction and restoring vision. Cataract surgery involves removing the clouded lens and replacing it with an artificial one. Most artificial lenses today require no maintenance and can significantly improve eyesight.
We encourage you to contact the Perrysburg Eye center to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists today by calling us at 419-874-3125.