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Cataracts Treatment in Ohio

If you've recently been diagnosed with cataracts, or have started to develop cloudy vision in your eyes, you're not alone. Over 24.4 million Americans over the age of 40 are diagnosed with cataracts, according to the National Eye Institute. Fortunately, we at Cleveland Eye Clinic have a dedicated staff of ophthalmologists to provide cataracts treatment that is effective, and even life-changing to residents in Ohio.

Elderly man being examined for cataracts treatment

What are Cataracts?

Cataracts are an eye disorder that affects the lens of the eye. In Cataracts, a cloudy film forms over the lens of the eye, leading to a grayish discoloration of the eye. Cataracts are formed due to changes in the tissues of the eye. This can be either due to natural aging or due to previous trauma or injury to the eye.

When cataracts form, the proteins of the lens start to break down, and over time lead to the tell-tale cloudy lens associated with cataracts. Cataracts can affect different parts of the eye's lens, including the center, edges, and back of the lens.

Symptoms of Cataracts

Cataracts usually develop slowly, so you might not notice you have cataracts until it progresses to the point of surgery. However, some symptoms to look out for in cataracts include:

  • Cloudy vision
  • Blurry vision
  • Dim vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Yellowing of the sclera (whites of the eyes)
  • Seeing halos or auras around lights

If you notice these symptoms, it's best to start searching for treatment for cataracts near me to be able to get treatment early on by an ophthalmologist. 

How are Cataracts Treated?

Eye doctor performing cataracts treatment in Ohio

Cataracts treatment in Vermilion will consist of a comprehensive eye exam to determine if your visual disturbances are due to cataracts. Our team of ophthalmologists will determine how advanced your cataracts are, and will recommend the appropriate treatment plan to ensure cataracts do not progress further. If you do not have cataracts, your visual issues can be caused by another common vision disorder, such as refractive errors.

We can determine if you have cataracts through our visual acuity test, a retinal exam, or a slit-lamp exam to see the structures of your eyes. If you do have cataracts, by far the best cataract treatment is cataract surgery. Although eye drops are sometimes prescribed for people with cataracts, cataract surgery is the only way to remove the cloudy layer of film over the lens and ensure it's gone for good.

At Cleveland Eye Clinic, we work with a team of cataract surgery specialists to help you prepare and recover from surgery.

Cataracts Victims

Cataracts usually develop in people aged 40 or older. However, other risk factors besides older age can include:

  • Genetic predisposition to cataracts
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Prolonged use of steroids
  • Excessive drinking
  • Previous eye injury or surgeries
  • Excessive exposure to the sun
Eye that is free of cataracts

Benefits of Cataract Surgery

Cataracts can seriously impair your everyday life, and cause issues with vision during work, school, driving, and daily activities. Fortunately, cataract surgery is extremely effective and safe. During surgery, an artificial lens replaces the old, clouded lens, helping you to see better right away. Like most surgeries, cataract surgery does carry the risk of infection and bleeding. However, the benefits of surgery, including a short recovery time of a few weeks, no hospital stay required, and immediate results outweigh the risks. 

Expert Treatment of Cataracts

If you've recently been diagnosed with cataracts, or have been living with cataracts and now feel it is starting to affect your quality of life, there is treatment available. Our team at Vision Care of Ohio will be able to help you or a loved one get your vision back on track, and get rid of cataracts through surgery and follow-up care.

Book an appointment today to talk to one of our cataract treatment Vermilion specialists, at 1-800-875-0300!

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