What is a cataract?
Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in the world. Cataracts are a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes opaque over time, resulting in blurred vision.
There are three types of cataracts:
- Subcapsular Cataracts: Most common for people with diabetes or those who take high doses of steroidmedications where vision loss forms at the back of the lens.
- Nuclear Cataracts: Typically associated with aging where cataracts form from the deep central zone of the lens.
- Cortical Cataracts: This type of cataract occurs in wedge-like opacities that start in the periphery of the lens and works its way to the center of the cortex.
- Blurred vision
- Lights may seem brighter than they actually are
- Colors might not seem as vibrant as they used to
- Temporary improvement of near vision
Possible Causes of Cataracts:
- Ultraviolet radiation from sunlight and other sources
- Prolonged use of corticosteroid medications
- Statin medicines used to reduce cholesterol
How To Treat Them:
When symptoms first appear, new glasses, appropriate lighting, other visual aids and a nutritionally balanced diet may ease the symptoms. Eye care tips however, cataract surgery is the most successful way to restore your vision. Schedule an appointment for a consultation to see if surgery is right for you. Scheduling An Eye Exam