IlluminEyes Vision Care Medical Services: Diagnosis and Treatment for Cataracts
Cataract is a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque and cloudy, resulting in blurred vision. The condition commonly develops as the eye ages. In fact, it is considered to be one of the leading causes of vision loss in people over 45. It is best to see a professional eye doctor in Nashua, NH, Merrimack NH, Hudson NH, Tyngsborough NH and Lowell MA, to get a better understanding of the warning signs and symptoms of cataracts to prevent them from affecting your daily life.
While most cataracts are known to develop in older people, they also occasionally occur in infants and young children. There are congenital cataracts that are present at birth. Please refer to our Pediatric Eye Exams services.
There are also cases of secondary cataracts that result from eye surgery or diseases such as glaucoma or diabetes, and traumatic cataracts that occur at any age from an injury caused to the eye. It pays to know more about cataracts, the causes, and symptoms.
Treatments for Cataracts: Cataract Surgery and Cataract Surgery Co-Management
While a person may be able to live and perform chores as usual with mild or moderate cataracts, severe cataracts are treated with surgery which involves the removal of the clouded lens (also called “crystalline lens”) replacing it with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL) implant. There are a variety of IOLs to choose from including presbyopia-correcting IOLs, which can also correct for near vision loss associated with aging.
The Cataract Surgery Procedure
During the evaluation of your eye health we will carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is present and the clouding is causing visual disruption, the optometrist will refer you to a professional and certified ophthalmologist (eye surgeon).
Surgery is often done in one eye first, and surgery on the second eye, if needed, may be done 2 weeks later. A local anesthesia (either topical, peribulbar, or retrobulbar) is used usually causing little or no discomfort to the patient.
Modern cataract surgery is frequently done as an outpatient procedure and has a very high success rate of restoring vision to patients. Patients will have greatly improved vision the next day, and will continue to improve over the next few weeks.
Personalized Care Beyond Cataracts. Contact Us Today!
Talk to us and learn more how we can check and help you correct vision problems at their early stage. IlluminEyes Vision Care will be there for our patients providing pre and post cataract surgery care. Our staff and professional eye doctors lead by Dr Mark Steadman will provide both pre and post operative support to patients who have cataract surgery.
Learn more about our medical services and comprehensive eye exams in Nashua, NH and nearby areas. Please get in touch with us by calling (603) 598-1620 or visit our Contact Us page. You can also fill out our scheduler to request an appointment.