Cataracts Treatment Mount Dora
Know the Facts About Cataracts
Ram Eye Care offers dianosis and cataracts treatment in Mount Dora and the surrounding areas. Since 1997 we have provided cataracts treatment at our two locations in The Villages and Leesburg. We understand that for many people cataracts are a common occurrence as they grow older. Typically, cataracts affect people who are 55 and older. Over 20 million people will be affected in the United States. The condition may affect one eye or both eyes. If left untreated cataracts can also lead to blindness. The good news is that cataracts can be successfully treated. While most people have heard of cataracts, they don’t always have a clear understanding of what it is. The best way to deal with cataracts is to schedule regular eye exams. So, for cataracts treatment in Mount Dora, call or contact us today to schedule yours.
How Long Does it Take to Recover from Cataract Surgery?
Following cataract surgery your vision will begin to look clear within a few days. During this adjustment period you may experience some blurry vision as you adjust to having the artificial lens.
What are the Common Symptoms of Cataracts?
Cataracts are very common. Specifically, a cataract is a clouding of the eye. This is caused by proteins that are shed from the eye’s lens and then gather to form cloudy spots. This clouding prevents light from passing to the eye’s retina. As a result, this leads to blurred vision. Because this is a very slow process, many people are unaware that they have a cataract. Below are some common symptoms that may indicate you have a cataract.
- Colors appear faded
- Your eyes are sensitive to light or glare
- Cloudy or blurred vision
- There are Halos around light
- You experience double vision in one eye
- Seeing well at night becomes difficult
While it’s true that the majority of cataracts are due to the aging process, people who have had prolonged exposure to UV light, or suffer from diseases like diabetes, may also be more susceptible.
How Do We Treat Cataracts at Ram Eye Care?
There is no method to prevent cataracts from occurring. However, in the very early stages updated prescriptions for eyeglasses or contacts may help you manage this condition. It’s important to have your vison checked on a regular basis to diagnose a cataract in the early stages. When properly diagnosed, cataracts can be treated with surgery that removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with a new lens. And this surgery has an extremely high success rate.
In the United States alone there are about 3 million cataract surgeries performed annually, with a 98 % success rate. So that is great news! Dr. Ramchander can assess your current eye condition and review your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for cataract surgery.
The other good news is this is an outpatient procedure and usually takes less than an hour to perform. Most people experience little to no discomfort. Following the procedure, the patient will have a short rest. Patients will receive a prescription for an antibiotic and eye drops to help control inflammation. Moreover, most patients realize a significant improvement in their vision within the first 24 hours from surgery.
Why Choose Ram Eye Care and Retina Center to Treat Your Cataracts?
At Ram Eye Care and Retina Center, we take a personal approach to every patient’s condition, and you will be completely informed throughout your cataracts treatment. Cataracts if left untreated can alter your entire life. Early diagnosis and treatment can restore your sight and allow you to live a normal lifestyle. At Ram Eye Care and Retina Center, “Your sight is our Passion”! Call or contact Ram Eye Eye Care and Retina Center today, at either of our convenient locations in The Villages or Leesburg, to schedule your appointment with Dr. Ramchander.
First time at RAM will NOT be my last. I cannot say enough great things about RAM Eye Care from all staff to Dr. Ramchander who has such an expertise of the eyes but also exudes a nice personality and professionalism. He truly cares about you and the health of your eyes. Very thorough! A nice office atmosphere also helped with my anxiety.