Understanding More About Cataracts
Are Cataracts Affecting Your Vision?
You are not alone. Everyone gets cataracts at some point because it is
a natural part of the aging process. In the United States, approximately
22 million people over 40 experience cataracts. Left untreated, it blurs
your vision, dulls your ability to see colors and causes blinding glare
when you drive at night, which can limit your quality of life. It’s
important to get checked for cataracts because it is the leading cause
of blindness among adults. At Key-Whitman Eye Center, we provide patients
with the benefit of having the full range of treatment options. That means
you have choices that are designed to improve your vision to match your
lifestyle – to help you get more enjoyment from activities ranging
from sports and crafts to watching TV or using your smart phone.
Board-Certified Eye Doctors Specializing in Cataracts Surgery - Serving
Dallas / Fort Worth
Our cataract specialists at Key-Whitman Eye Center specialize in the latest advances in cataract
surgery. If you have questions our services, call (972) 905-9128!
What is a Cataract?
Cataracts occur when the natural crystalline lens or focusing lens behind
the pupil, begins to become cloudy and denser.
This typically begins to occur in our 40s and 50s when individuals notice
that their vision is just not as clear. The progression happens so gradually,
that many people don’t realize how much vision they are losing until
daily activities are affected like using the computer or driving at night.
Only after the procedure, do patients realize that they had been missing
out on seeing vivid colors and often our patients wish they had done the
The most common cause of cataracts is aging but other causes can be:
- Medications such as Steroids
- Systemic Diseases such as Diabetes
- Prolonged Exposure to Ultraviolet Light
This clouding over of the lens stops light from focusing correctly on the
the retina. Symptoms of cataracts, even with the best glasses can include:
- Blurred or distorted vision
- Loss of Clarity and Brightness of Colors
- Loss of Depth Perception
- Unprecedented Sensitivity to Light – Excessive Glare and Halos Around Lights
How Cataract is Treated
Thousands of patients just like you in the Dallas / Ft. Worth have chosen
our team of highly-skilled surgeons. We hear all the time that our cataract
procedures have benefited our patients in so many positive ways!
Cataracts are treated by removing the clouded lens through no-stitch microsurgery.
Key-Whitman Eye Center offers the latest advances in cataract technology,
like laser cataract surgery. No matter which option you choose, cataract
surgery is a proven procedure that has a long history of being extremely
safe and effective.
Your Key-Whitman Eye Center surgeon will gently fragment or emulsify the
cataract and replace it with a lens implant. If you choose our advanced
technology lenses, you can dramatically decrease your dependence on glasses
Learn more about the process and find answers to your questions below:
Interested in learning more about cataract surgery at Key-Whitman Eye Center?
Contact us today at 972-905-9128 to learn more or set up an appointment!