Your vision is important to your overall health. You must maintain your vision and get treatment as soon as possible to prevent eye health issues. Vision disorders affect approximately 12 million people over the age of 40 in the United States. One of the most common eye health issues is cataracts.
Cataracts are a condition that creates cloudiness of the eyes and it can severely reduce a person's quality of life. Fortunately, our ophthalmologists at Avery Eye Clinic are trained at diagnosis, treating, and providing follow-up care for cataracts. We provide a variety of eye care services for residents in Huntsville, Conroe, and The Woodlands, TX.
What Are Cataracts?
Cataracts occur when the proteins and fibers in the lens of the eye begin to build up and deteriorate. Cataracts can develop slowly, causing a clouding on the lens of the eye. Over time, cataracts will lead to a variety of symptoms including:
- Vision loss
- Clouded vision
- Blurry vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Increased glare, especially at night
- Double vision in one eye
- Dim vision
Treatment For Cataracts
Even though cataracts can develop slowly, eventually the clouding of the lens will impair your vision to the point where you cannot perform daily activities due to vision loss. If you notice any of the symptoms we have mentioned or notice that your vision is getting progressively worse, it is time to consider treatment options like cataracts surgery.
How Cataracts Surgery Helps
This is a safe procedure that is done to remove the build-up and clouding behind the lens. It is done in an outpatient procedure and has a high success rate of 99 percent. Cataracts surgery is the only effective treatment for cataracts.
Contact Our Ophthalmology Specialists
Only an ophthalmology specialist can determine if your vision issues are due to cataracts or other vision disorders. Afterward, we will prescribe the appropriate treatment, which may include cataract surgery. It is important to visit an eye doctor regularly if you have had cataracts before or have any of the following conditions:
- High blood pressure
- Previous eye trauma
- Are a smoker
These factors can put you at risk of developing cataracts, so it is important to contact an eye doctor as soon as possible to schedule an eye exam.
Contact Avery Eye Clinic for Cataract Testing and Treatment
Our ophthalmologists at Avery Eye Clinic are here to help you get the proper diagnosis and treatment for your cataracts. If you have concerns about cataracts and live in the Huntsville, Conroe, or The Woodlands areas, call our team today at (800) 346-6162 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.