Simply put, a cataract is a clouding in the lens of the eye. Your lenses start out clear and over time develop clouded vision similar to looking through a fogged-up or frosted window. Typically, a cataract develops gradually as protein structures within the lens change.
Early in the onset of cataracts, your vision won’t be disturbed. But if left untreated, cataracts make many simple tasks more difficult.
Cataracts become more prominent as a person ages and are easily diagnosed by Dr. Pesavento, who examines your eyes with specialized viewing equipment.
The most notable of cataract symptoms is trouble reading or driving a car at night. In many instances, improved lighting and eyeglasses pacify the effects of cataracts. But as cataracts worsen, your everyday life is affected and surgery is likely necessary.
In a cataract surgery, the lens is removed and replaced with an artificial one. This can often reduce your dependence on glasses and contacts as well. Cataract surgery is a safe and effective outpatient procedure, which means you won’t have to stay in the hospital overnight after the surgery. Each cataract surgery isn’t one-size-fits-all. At Southside Center for Sight, we tailor customized procedures for each of our patients, ensuring you’re getting the right care and treatment for your eyes.
Be sure to contact us if you feel cataracts might be affecting you and your quality of life.