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About Cataracts

About Cataracts

Cataracts occur when the clear lens inside your eye turns cloudy. This cloud changes the way light enters your eye, causing blurred images, glare, poor contrast, or starbursts.

 

Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process and cannot be prevented. However, cataracts can also appear in younger patients (even babies), due to genetic issues, disease, long-term use of steroid medications, or eye injury.

 

The following symptoms may indicate a cataract has developed:

 

  • Vision is foggy or blurry
  • Colors appear dull or muted
  • Sunlight glares or seems overly bright
  • You have poor night vision or halos appear around lights
  • Your glasses no longer seem effective

Left untreated, a cataract can progress until you experience a complete loss of vision, and an overmature cataract may cause severe eye disease like glaucoma. Cataract surgery is the only treatment option.

 

Fortunately, cataract surgery is a very common and effective surgical procedure. And depending on the options you choose, you may be able to see clearly without using glasses or contacts after surgery.

 

Schedule an appointment with one of our cataract specialists by calling 920-327-7000, or request an appointment online.

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