Cataracts are a progressive condition that typically develops along with one or more types of vision impairment. When left untreated, cataracts can worsen, significantly impede vision, and negatively affect quality-of-life. Recognizing the early symptoms of cataracts can help lead to a prompt diagnosis and effective treatment.
You may have cataracts if you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:
- Progressive loss of vision
- Increasingly poor night vision
- Blurry or cloudy vision
- Glares or haloes
- Double vision
- Faded or yellow-tinted colors
- Visible white or cloudy areas over the pupil
If you suspect that you may have cataracts, please contact Riverside EyeCare Professionals and promptly schedule an appointment with one of our experienced ophthalmologists. Cataracts are an extremely common eye condition that affects over half of all Americans by the age of 80. Thankfully, with state-of-the-art cataract surgery and placement of a intraocular lens implant (IOL), you can achieve clearer vision and prevent the advanced stages of cataracts that may lead to serious eye damage or blindness. Our eye surgeons are experienced in the latest cataract surgery techniques and innovative IOLs and look forward to having the opportunity to restore your eyesight and active lifestyle.
If you have more questions, we encourage you to read through our answers to common Cataract FAQs or schedule an exam.
Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness worldwide, and they can affect individuals at any age. Fortunately, cataracts can often be treated with a reliable surgical method that routinely provides excellent results. The success rate for cataract surgery is approximately 95%, and the cost of the procedure is typically covered either partially or in full by medical insurance (though specific plans may vary).
Prevent Blindness®, a non-profit dedicated to educating Americans about vision problems and the importance of eye care, has named the month of June “Cataract Awareness Month.” The goal of Cataract Awareness Month is to spread information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of cataracts, as well as encourage men and women to connect with experienced Ophthalmologists—like Michael Sumsion, MD and Sean Sumsion, MD—for quality eye care.
To learn more about cataracts and cataract surgery, we invite you to explore our informative website. If you are experiencing any of the following cataract symptoms, it may be beneficial to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors:
- Difficult night vision
Gradual vision loss
Blurry or clouded vision
White patches covering your pupil
Faded or yellowing color vision
Glare or halos
A routine eye exam and/or specialized testing can help determine the cause of your vision issues. If you are diagnosed with cataracts, our eye surgeons can educate you about treatment options and explain the cataract surgery process. To schedule an appointment, please contact Riverside EyeCare today.