What are Cataracts?
A cataract is a cloudy and hardening of clear, crystalline lens of the eye. Depending upon the type, size, and location, it can impact normal vision.
How are Cataract’s Treated?
Cataract treatment is based on the level of visual impairment they cause. If a cataract minimally impacts the vision, then no treatment may be needed. However, when a cataract progresses to the point that it affects a person’s ability to do normal everyday tasks, surgery may be recommended.
Cataract surgery involves removing the lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens. The artificial lens requires no care and can significantly improve vision. Some artificial lenses have the natural focusing ability of a young healthy lens. Once a cataract is removed, it cannot grow back.
Symptoms of cataracts include hazy vision, increased glare sensitivity with lights, reduced color contrast, and changes in refractive error.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of cataracts, make appointment with Montana Eyecare today! Our Doctors of Optometry will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you have cataracts and if they are negatively impacting your vision. If you do, we will create a treatment plan to best treat your condition. Because the symptoms of cataracts mimic the symptoms of other more serious eye condition, regular eye care is essential.