A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye that prevents light from focusing clearly on the retina, causing blurry vision. Cataracts are generally thought to be a natural part of the aging process, but they can also be linked to certain medical conditions like diabetes or trauma to the eye. Cataract symptoms include blurry vision, dim colors, and glare from lights, and they become progressively worse over time. If cataracts are left untreated, they can cause significant vision loss. For these reasons cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide.
The treatment for cataracts is lens replacement with intraocular lens implants. Over the last decade, cataract surgery has evolved, and treatment has become safer and more effective than ever before.
At Waco Eye Associates, we understand the difficulty of living with decreased vision. For this reason, we make it a priority to restore your good vision in a timely manner. Between our team of doctors, one of us will always be able to schedule your cataract surgery within a month of being seen.
Watch below for some additional information on cataracts.
WHAT IS A CATARACT