There are many vision disorders and eye diseases that can affect our ability to see clearly. One of the most common eye conditions that affect older adults is cataracts. Cataracts are a condition that can quickly lead to vision loss, making it difficult for you to see clearly and enjoy everyday life. Fortunately, there is help available through the help of cataract surgery.
At New Century Ophthalmology in Oxford and Raleigh, NC, we'll provide information to help you better understand cataracts. We will help you make an informed decision and determine if cataract surgery is right for you. Through routine eye care and cataract surgery, our eye doctor can help you see again.
What are Cataracts?
This is a condition in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy. This can occur due to the regular aging process, but can also be caused by other factors including smoking, heavy alcohol consumption, and a family history of cataracts.
Cataracts are caused when protein in the eye begins to break down. Cataracts can occur in both eyes or just one eye. It's important to recognize the signs of cataracts and speak with your ophthalmologist for help. Signs and symptoms of cataracts include:
- Cloudy film over the eye
- Glare or halos around your vision
- Partial or total vision loss
- Trouble seeing at night
- Blurry vision
- Frequently changing vision prescription
- Cloudy vision
- Double vision
How Can Cataract Surgery Help?
Cataracts can progress over time. Eventually, you will need cataract surgery to restore your vision. Cataract surgery is a common procedure that takes only an hour. During the surgery, an ophthalmologist will remove your lens and replace it with an artificial one. This restores your vision and poses no risk to your health. Our eye doctor will determine if cataract surgery is right for you. In general, many people will seek cataract surgery after vision loss has started to occur. It's important to follow up with our ophthalmologist for eyecare after your cataract surgery.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Ophthalmologist for Cataract Surgery in Oxford and Raleigh, NC
At New Century Ophthalmology, we have provided residents of Oxford and Raleigh, NC with reliable eye care services for many years. We will assess your condition to determine whether or not your vision problems are due to cataracts. If so, we may recommend cataract surgery. Call us today at (919) 861-4494 (Raleigh) or (919) 693-6661 (Oxford) for more information on cataract surgery or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.