Overcome Clouded Vision with our Cataracts Treatment
A cataract is a gradual clouding of the crystalline lens (the part of the eye that works with the cornea to refract light focused on the retina). If you are suffering with cataracts, our Austin practice provides the advanced care needed to help you achieve clear, dependable vision once again. Our ultra-precise surgical techniques, along with biocompatible technology like intraocular lenses (IOLs), have helped patients throughout the Austin and Lockhart area to overcome this common degenerative disease. To learn more about how we can help you overcome cataracts, please contact our practice today.
What Causes Cataracts?
Most patients who suffer from cataracts develop them as they age. However, there are other possible causes including:
- Genetic Disorders
Some patients can be born with cataracts. Factors that may put a patient at increased risk for cataracts include high blood pressure, obesity, excessive drinking, smoking, and past eye surgery. Cataracts usually develop in both eyes, and make it difficult for light to be properly focused as it passes through the eye.
Cataracts develop gradually. In the earliest stages, a patient may not experience any symptoms or notice any changes in vision. However, as the condition progresses, vision will become less clear. Symptoms that are commonly experienced by patients suffering from cataracts include:
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Difficulty with night vision
- The appearance of "halos" or glares
- Colors that appear faded or yellowed
If you experience any changes in vision, or if any of these symptoms are present, it is important to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors. Compromised vision can be very concerning, but rest assured that the sophisticated treatments offered through our practice can help you to manage cataracts and eventually live free of the obstructions they cause. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Cataracts are not a condition that can be cured with medication. Complete correction of vision compromised by cataracts requires surgery. At Broberg Eye Care we believe in a conservative approach to eye care. When patients are diagnosed with cataracts, we believe that the best initial treatment is patient education and a change in a patient's prescription eye wear. For most of our patients, a new corrective eye wear prescription manages the symptoms of cataracts until they eventually require surgery.
Cataract surgery involves the removal of the clouded lens. Using state-of-the-art ultrasonic equipment, we are able to perform cataracts surgery without using any sutures on the eye. The lens is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens, which is a synthetic device that mimics the function of the crystalline lens. Patients may require corrective eyewear following cataract surgery, but they will be able to experience full relief from cataract symptoms.
Learn More about Cataracts
If you have noticed sudden changes in your vision, contact us to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. Advancements in vision care allow us to help our patients to reclaim clear vision after suffering with cataracts.