One of the most common medical conditions involving the eye is cataracts. A cataract is the clouding of the eye and vision. The sensation caused by cataracts is similar to looking through a fogged up window all of the time, due to the layer of film over the retina. This vision hindrance can make it more difficult to do everyday activities, such as read, drive a car, or read facial expressions.
Depending on how the cataract forms, you may experience vision problems over time, or they may happen relatively quickly.When cataracts begin on the outside of the eye’s lens, they tend to not cause vision problems. However, as the cataract grows, it will cloud across more of the eye and somewhat block light from passing through. No matter how long it takes, though, cataracts will eventually interfere with your vision.
Cataracts can be caused when aging, or may begin after an injury causes changes in the tissues that make up the eye’s lens. Cataracts can also be attributed to inherited genetic disorders, as well as other conditions such as diabetes. Luckily, cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in America, making it a safe and effective procedure.
If you are currently dealing with cataracts, Southwest Eyecare can help! Contact us today to schedule your appointment with one of our vision experts!