Understanding Cataracts in Optometry and Ophthalmology
WHAT IS A CATARACT?
One of the significant curable causes of vision loss in adults 55 and older is a cataract. Cataracts are a natural aspect of aging and can significantly impact your vision. The good news is they are very successfully treatable with cataract surgery.
A cataract is any clouding of the eye’s natural lens which results in blurred or defocused vision. There are a number of different types of cataracts that form. Early cataracts can be present for years, causing only minor problems with vision. Sometimes, however, cataracts advance rapidly. It is difficult to predict how quickly cataracts will cause a noticeable problem that requires surgery. Common patient complaints are blurred vision, glare at night from lights, trouble with color differentiation, and decreased vision in dim light conditions. The decision to have cataract surgery is based on how much trouble they are causing in day-to-day vision activities such as reading, driving at night and enjoying the scenery of St. George, Utah.
Cataract surgery involves the removal of your cataract by removing the natural lens and the placement of an artificial intraocular (IOL) lens into your eye by an eye surgeon. Modern day cataract surgery has evolved into a highly successful procedure because of innovative techniques and instrumentation.
Graf Medical Eye Care & Vision Center has helped thousands of patients achieve dramatic improvement in vision from cataract surgery with excellent success.
If you live in St. George or the surrounding areas and suffer from Cataracts or blurred vision or if you have not had an annual ophthalmological or optometric eye exam, please call to schedule an appointment. Let us help you improve your vision beginning now.