Cataracts are a very common vision condition that affects the lens of your eye. While it is most common in adults over age 60, anyone can get a cataract. Even babies can be born with a congenital cataract.
In the simplest terms, a cataract is the clumping of natural proteins inside your eye. In healthy eyes, the eye lenses are clear and transparent. When you have a cataract, this means that proteins have formed somewhere on your eye lenses:
- Center (nuclear cataracts)
- Outside edge (cortical cataracts)
- Inside the back of lens capsule (posterior subcapsular cataract)
- In front of your lens capsule (anterior subcapsular cataract)
If the protein build-up is thin, you may not even realize you have a cataract forming. However, over time, this layer can become darker, thicker and discolored, leading to a variety of symptoms and making it hard to perform normal daily tasks.
Symptoms of Cataracts
- Cloudy, blurry, foggy vision
- Color perception difficulties
- Double vision
- Dull colors
- Yellowed or brownish tint to vision
- Eye sensitivity
Cataract Surgery is the Solution
You may think that living with this type of eyesight is inevitable as you grow older, but that is most definitely not the case. At Azul Vision, we can assess your vision to diagnose cataracts and then we will monitor your condition and let you know when cataract surgery is recommended. In fact, we often tell our patients that they can wait to have surgery! We will make that recommendation when cataracts are truly affecting your lifestyle – affecting your ability to spend quality time with your family and friends. You can always expect to receive honest information from our team. Then you can decide if you want to proceed.
Find out if you have cataracts.
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