Cataracts occur when the eye’s lens become clouded. This condition leads to a progressive loss of vision. The lens of the eye is normally clear to help focus light onto the retina at the back of the eye. This is where images are processed and sent to the brain. If you believe you have cataracts and live in Nashville, TN, Murfreesboro, TN, or Franklin, TN, the eye care professionals at Cornea Consultants of Nashville are ready to assist you.
What Causes Cataracts?
Aside from age, causes of cataracts include injury, prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light, certain medications, or underlying medical conditions such as diabetes. Symptoms include blurry or dim vision, decreased color perception, difficulty seeing at night, and increased sensitivity to glare. Some people even experience double vision in one eye or may see halos around lights.
What are Cataracts Treatment Options?
If you are experiencing symptoms of cataracts, an eye doctor can diagnose and treat them. The two main types of cataract surgery are Phacoemulsification and Extracapsular cataract surgery.
Phacoemulsification is a more modern technique. It uses ultrasound waves to break up the cloudy lens, which is then suctioned out of the eye. Extracapsular cataract surgery removes the cloudy lens in one piece. Once the cloudy lens is removed, an artificial lens is implanted in the eye. This is called an intraocular lens (IOL), and it replaces the cataract. This is an outpatient procedure.
Why Choose Cornea Consultants of Nashville?
At Cornea & Cataract Consultants, we have provided residents of Nashville, TN, Murfreesboro, TN, and Franklin, TN, with reliable eye care services for many years. Call us today at (615) 320-7200 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.