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August is Cataract Awareness Month
Posted on 10/15/2015

August is Cataract Awareness Month

by Eye Surgeons Associates, P.C. on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 11:34 AM

If you are over 60 years old and feel that your vision is changing, contact us for a free cataract evaluation!

More than 22 million Americans have cataracts. They are the leading cause of blindness in the world. One of the main causes of the development of cataracts is our natural aging process. Cataracts can develop in either one or both eyes, and become more severe over time. Other factors that may cause or increase the severity include: exposure to sunlight (UV rays), trauma, certain medications, inflammation, or family history/genetics. In its early stages, a cataract is small and usually does not affect your vision noticeably, and they are not painful. The cataract will continue to grow and the symptoms begin to affect your vision in various ways until they substantially affect your daily activities and your life. Patients usually start noticing difficulty driving at night or reading books.

  • The symptoms of cataracts can include:
  • Fading of colors or dimness of colors
  • Blurry or cloudy vision
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass prescriptions
  • Trouble reading small print
  • Difficulty driving (especially at night)
  • Glare and halos around lights
  • Distortion of vision in one eye more than the other

Treatment for Cataracts
The only way to restore your vision and get your life back to normal is by having cataract surgery. Cataract surgery itself has become one of the safest and most successful procedures performed today. Cataract surgery is a much simpler procedure than it used to be and is completed a lot quicker than before as well. It is an outpatient procedure that causes minimal discomfort and does not have a long recovery period.

The goal of the cataract procedure is to remove the old cloudy lens and insert an artificial lens which replaces your natural lens. Traditionally, your surgeon would do this procedure manually by making tiny incisions in the eye with a surgical instrument. Thanks to new technology, Eye Surgeons Associates, P.C. now offers our patients the option of choosing a bladeless, ALL LASER cataract procedure using the LenSx Laser!

Contact The Expert Ophthalmologists Today!
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or you know someone who is, call us at 734-242-2727 to schedule a free cataract evaluation! We proudly serve the families of Monroe, Flat Rock, Ida, Lambertville, and the surrounding areas of Michigan.