Vision Conditions

Cataracts

CataractsA cataract is a cloudy or opaque area in the normally clear lens of the eye. Located inside the eye behind the iris, the lens focuses light on the retina at the back of the eye. If the lens is clouded by a cataract, light is scattered so the lens can no longer focus it properly, causing vision problems. Symptoms of a cataract may include blurred or hazy vision, reduced intensity of colors, increased sensitivity to glare from lights, increased difficulty seeing at night, and a change in the eye's refractive error.

Depending upon its size and location, a cataract can significantly interfere with normal vision. Although most cataracts develop slowly in people over age 55, they also occasionally occur in infants and young children. Usually cataracts develop in both eyes, but one may be worse than the other. Researchers have linked eye-friendly nutrients such as lutein/zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc to reducing the risk of certain eye diseases, including cataracts.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of cataracts, schedule an appointment with our office. If cataract surgery is recommended, we can arrange an appointment with a qualified ophthalmic surgeon.