Cataracts and learning to recognize symptoms at North Shore Eye Care, New York

Posted on Jun 20 2011 by John Mauro

 

Cataracts change slowly over many years and because of this slow progression it usually is difficult to appreciate the changes that occur over time. Patients can adjust and accommodate to these changes and yet may not realize how much their vision is affected. When these changes first occur it may be necessary to change your glasses. As the cataract worsens your glasses will no longer help and cataract surgery may be necessary. The only way to know if you have visually significant cataracts is to have a complete eye exam. Symptoms may include: glare from oncoming headlights, difficulty with reading, cloudy vision, trouble seeing at night, frequent changes in your eyeglasses, the sense of looking through a dirty window. Cataract surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a special intraocular lens. This lens becomes a permanent part of your eye. Cataract surgery in one of the most common procedures performed in the U.S. today. It is also one of the safest and most effective. When a cataract becomes visually significant, our board certified eye doctors are here to help with the best in cataract technology.  We use no stitches, needles around the eyes and our patients are able to stay in their own comfortable clothes and return home the very same day with little to no discomfort.   We also  use standard as well as premium or lifestyle intraocular implants designed to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses. 

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