What is a Cataract?

Everyone is born with a clear lens within the eye that is partially responsible for focusing light on the retina, the back of the eye. As we begin to age, this lens can gradually become cloudy, decreasing the quality of our vision. Most people develop a cataract sue to aging, however people can develop a cataract from other issues such as eye trauma or diabetes.

Austin Cataract Example

Cataract symptoms can include:

• Visual difficulties, especially while driving at night
• Cloudy or Blurry vision that cannot be corrected with glasses
• Colors seem faded
• Double Vision

In the past, doctors would wait for a patient’s cataract to “ripen.” But today, cataract surgeons remove your cataract when it begins to interfere with your vision. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact our office today for a cataract exam.

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