Cataracts are clouding of the lens inside the eye. As your lens continues to grow with age it can begin to yellow and is typically noticed when someone gets to older ages.
- Cloudy Vision that can appear Milky
- Lack of color and contract
- Reduced Clarity of Vision
- Hard Time with Glare
Types and Causes
Age is the most common cause of Cataracts. Lens proteins break down over time and build up in your lens which cause cloudy build up and vision problems.
UV light has been shown to cause cataracts and increase risk of cataracts later on in life. Using sunglasses has shown to slow the development of cataracts later on in life.
Genetics is considered as a strong component of the development of cataracts. You may be at higher risks due to family history.
Surgery is recommended for cataracts. The lens is removed and replaced with a plastic foldable lens. This is an outpatient surgery that can be performed with local anesthesia.
Regular eye exams after surgery are important to monitor eye health.