Cataract Treatment at First Eye Care
Cataracts are a common eye problem that causes poor vision. More than 24 million people over the age of 40 in the United States have cataracts; this works out to about one in six Americans. Cataracts can affect the way you see. Fortunately, eye doctors can diagnose and treat cataracts.
This condition affects the lens of your eye. Like the lens of a camera, your eye’s lens makes images clearer. Cataracts make your lens cloudy and blur the images.
Types Of Cataracts
Cataracts are most common in people over the age of 60, although a person can develop cataracts at age.
There are different types of cataracts:
- Age-related cataracts, which develop as you get older
- Congenital, which is when a baby is born with cataracts
- Secondary, when cataracts develop as the result of another problem, such as diabetes
- Traumatic, which are associated with eye injuries
Some factors can increase your risk for developing cataracts. These risk factors include cigarette smoke, air pollution, and drinking alcohol.
Cataracts develop when protein builds up in the lens of your eye. This protein buildup clouds your lens to interfere with the images you see.
Symptoms of Cataracts
Symptoms of cataracts often develop slowly, so you may not realize you have an eye problem until the cataracts have progressed to an advanced stage. Once you do notice changes in your vision, your symptoms might include:
- Vision that seems cloudy, foggy, blurry, or even filmy
- Nearsightedness, which means that you cannot see far very well
- Changes in the way you see color
- Problems driving at night, such as experiencing glare from oncoming headlights
- Problems with glare during daylight house
- Double vision in one eye
- No real benefit from wearing glasses or contacts
Diagnosis and Treatment of Cataracts
Our eye doctors can help you prevent, manage and treat cataracts. Our eye doctor will perform an eye exam and tests to detect signs of cataracts. The tests may require dilation of your pupil so the eye doctor can check the lens.
If your cataracts do not bother you, treatment may not be necessary. Treatment for cataracts usually includes surgery to replace the cloudy lens with a clear one.
Call First Eye Care For Specialized Eye Care Treatment in Salado or Killeen
If you have cataracts, or if you are worried that you will develop cataracts, make an appointment with First Eye Care. Our eye doctors and eye care professionals have the experience and tools necessary to diagnose and treat cataracts. First Eye Care has two locations to serve you. First Eye Care Killeen is located at 2102 South W S Young Drive in Killeen, TX. First Eye Care Salado is on 418 N Main St in Salado, TX. Killeen resident, make your appointment today by calling (254)-690-4733. People living in and around Salado should call (254) 781-0041.