Understanding About Cataracts
Ram Eye Care provides 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. Call or contact us today to schedule yours.
How Can Cataracts be Treated?
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.
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.
- Your eyes are sensitive to light or glare
- Seeing well at night becomes difficult
- Cloudy or blurred vision
- Colors appear faded
- You experience double vision in one eye
- There are Halos around light
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.
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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.