Cataract Frequently Asked Questions
Cataracts are one of the most common health issues that affect the eyes. If you have cataracts, you may know that fast treatment is essential. If you have been diagnosed with cataracts or it has been a while since your last eye exam, contact our team at Lavenburg Medical Group to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors. We provide quality eye care for residents in and around Newark, Elkton, and Wilmington. Let’s look at some of the common questions that our team runs into regarding cataracts.
What Are Cataracts?
Cataracts are the clouding of the lens, which can make it very difficult to see.
What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?
The symptoms of cataracts include:
- Blurry vision
- Light sensitivity
- Difficult seeing from a distance
- Loss of depth perception
- Cloudiness over the eye
The symptoms of cataracts can be subtle. If you notice anything different with your vision, make sure you speak with your eye doctor right away.
Why Should I Get Cataract Treatment?
Failure to treat cataracts comes with many side effects, including reduced quality of life. You may experience vision loss if you do not receive cataract treatment.
How Are Cataracts Diagnosed?
An eye exam is used to diagnose cataracts and determine the type of cataracts. One of our eye doctors will recommend treatment based on your diagnosis. Some patients receive a diagnosis during an annual eye exam and other diagnoses are provided based on the reported symptoms.
What Causes Cataracts?
Cataracts often come with age. Individuals over the age of 50 are more likely to develop cataracts. Cataracts may also result from diabetes and exposure to cigarette smoke.
How Are Cataracts Treated?
Cataracts are typically treated with cataract surgery performed by an ophthalmologist. Cataract surgery involves a laser breaking down the lens to remove it. Once the lens is removed, a clear implant will be put in its place. This surgery has few side effects, but it can greatly improve your vision.
Contact Our Eye Doctors at Lavenburg Medical Group
At Lavenburg Medical Group, we can help you find treatment for a variety of eye health conditions, including cataracts. If you live in or around Newark, Wilmington, or Elkton and would like to schedule a consultation with one of our ophthalmologists, call our team today at (302) 993-0722 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.