What is a cataract?
A cataract occurs when the lens behind the pupil – the focusing lens – becomes cloudy. It is not a growth or film. Cataracts can affect a patient’s ability to see and even perform simple tasks.
How do I know if I have a cataract?
Symptoms that you may have a cataract including trouble with activities you used to complete without difficulty, even with the best glasses such as:
- Driving at night
- Watching movies / or TV
- Reading your computer screen or smart phone messages
- Seeing traffic lights, freeway exists, highway signs or street curbs
- Completing projects such as writing, sewing, crossword puzzles, sports, reading, and car repair
- Identifying faces
- Seeing true vivid colors
If you experience any combination of these symptoms, it is a good idea to schedule a consultation with a doctor from Key-Whitman Eye Center.
Can a cataract be reversed or cleared?
Cataracts can not be reversed. The only way to recover full eyesight is cataract surgery: removing the natural, clouded lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.
How do cataracts form?
Will I need to wear glasses / contacts after my surgery?
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