Cataract Surgery FAQs

New Century Ophthalmology serves patients in Raleigh and Oxford, NC. Our ophthalmologist, Dr. Jindal, is well-versed in every aspect of eye care. Cataracts are one of the most common eye health problems, and Dr. Jindal can treat cataracts effectively. 


What symptoms do cataracts cause?

As with all eye conditions, each person who is suffering from cataracts may experience slightly different symptoms. However, most patients report blurry vision and sensitivity to light. If you see halos around light sources, this is also an indication that you may have cataracts. Other symptoms of cataracts may include difficulty seeing at night, partial colorblindness, and nearsightedness.

What are the risk factors for cataracts?

Despite a great deal of research on the subject, no one is quite sure exactly what causes cataracts. However, several factors have been identified that greatly increase your chance of getting cataracts. Perhaps the most common of these is simply spending too much time out in the sun without proper eye protection. This also increases the risk of other eye diseases, such as cancer. If you spend a lot of time out in the sun, you should wear sunglasses. Other risk factors for cataracts include:

  • Smoking
  • Using tranquilizers or diuretics
  • Diabetes
  • Using steroids

Will my cataracts come back?

As dealing with cataracts is very difficult, it is common for our patients to be concerned that their cataracts will come back after undergoing surgery. If you have blurry vision after having cataract surgery, you likely have some scar tissue in your eyes. Dr. Jindal can easily remove this with a laser.

What treatment is available for cataracts?

Surgery is the most effective treatment for cataract eye care. Cataracts can only be cured with surgery. If your cataracts are not severe, you may be able to get by with glasses. However, you will eventually need to get surgery.

Make an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor

If you're in the Oxford or Raleigh, NC, areas and you have cataracts, visit New Century Ophthalmology as soon as possible. Our ophthalmologist, Dr. Jindal, has successfully performed many cataracts surgeries. As a highly experienced eye doctor, Dr. Jindal also offers a wide selection of eye health procedures besides cataract surgery. You can learn more about the services we offer by giving us a call. Our associates will also help you make an appointment. Make an appointment for cataract treatment today. 

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