A cataract is a condition that causes gradual clouding of the eye's lens. When the lens becomes cloudy, you may struggle to see. If you experience any sort of vision issues that impact your daily routine, you need to see an eye doctor for a professional diagnosis and treatment. Cornea Consultants of Nashville provides quality eye care at our Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Franklin locations. If you suspect you have cataracts, this is what you need to know.
The Symptoms of Cataracts
The symptoms of cataracts include blurred vision, visual distortions, light sensitivity, and lost depth perception. Some people also notice a change in their eye color, making the light that enters your eye have a yellowish tint.
Cataract Treatment Is Essential
It is essential to treat cataracts early on because failing to do so can have serious repercussions. Cataracts can worsen over time, leading to reduced vision. This can impact your ability to drive, read, and fulfill other important tasks in your daily life. In fact, some people lose vision because of cataracts.
Who Is at Risk of Cataracts
Cataracts can affect anyone. Some people are born with cataracts, but the condition is more common in people over the age of 50. Individuals over the age of 65 are at an increased likelihood of getting cataracts, and your risk may be even higher if you are often exposed to cigarette smoke or if you have diabetes.
Treatment for Cataracts
Surgery is the most common treatment for cataracts. The surgery requires a small incision made on the eye's front surface. Your lens will be broken down with a laser so our eye surgeon can then remove the cataract. Once the lens is removed, our ophthalmologist can place a clear implant to restore your vision. You will need a few weeks to heal.
All surgeries involve some risk, but cataract surgery is one of the most common eye procedures performed in the United States. Since it is such a standard surgery, the risks for complications or other issues are very low. It is a safe choice, especially when you work with our eye care specialists who have years of training and experience with cataracts.
Visit Us for Professional Eye Care in Nashville, Murfreesboro, or Franklin
Cornea Consultants of Nashville, which also serves Franklin and Murfreesboro, provides eye care our patients need to maintain their vision and eye health. If you are looking for an eye surgeon who can help you with cataracts, call our office today to schedule your first appointment.