As we age, our eye health and vision change. Aging can also cause cataracts to develop, which can lead to cloudy or blurry vision. As cataracts grow, your eyesight may become severely impaired and you may require surgery. At Naples Eye Physicians in Naples, FL, we provide eye exams to determine a diagnosis and provide treatment that will help you see more clearly. Learn more about cataract surgery below:
Symptoms of Cataracts
Cataracts can develop gradually, which is why this condition is more common in seniors. The early stages of cataracts may have no effect on your vision due to their small size. As cataracts develop and grow, you may start to experience more symptoms, such as the following:
- Cloudy vision- Double or blurry vision
- Fading colors
- Loss of night vision
- Halos around lamps or lights
- Light sensitivity
When to Receive Cataract Surgery
If you’re diagnosed with cataracts, our ophthalmologists will monitor your condition to see how the cataracts are affecting your sight. In the early stages, prescription eyewear can be used to minimize the symptoms symptoms and help keep your eyes healthy. If your vision becomes severely impacted that is affecting your quality of life, our eye doctors will recommend cataract surgery to restore your vision.
What to Expect During Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery involves removing the cloudy lens of your eye and replacing it with an intraocular lens to help you see more clearly. If you have cataracts in both eyes, we will perform surgery on each eye separately and wait until the first eye is healed before proceeding to the other. Our ophthalmologists will numb your eye prior to the surgery so that you don’t feel any pain. We can also provide you with medication to help you relax and make you feel more comfortable.
Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure, which means you can return home after the surgery. We’ll provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your eye during recovery and eye drops to prevent infection and manage minor irritation or pain. Once your eye has completely healed, you’ll notice a marked improvement in the clarity of your sight. Cataract surgery helps eliminate cloudiness, light sensitivity, and other cataract symptoms. However, you will still need prescription eyewear to correct any refractive errors.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are experiencing any symptoms of cataracts, let our team at Naples Eye in Naples, FL, help. We can create an individualized treatment plan that will improve your vision and quality of life. To schedule your appointment and to learn about our treatments, contact us at (239) 262-6288 today.