Houston seniors need to know about the symptoms of cataracts as developing a cataract is a pretty common occurrence as we transcend our 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. In fact more than 20 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts and more than half of all Americans over 65 have some degree of cataract development. buy ff14 gil nike air max 2018 Cataracts are actually a leading cause of vision loss among seniors. We are quite fortunate in that with cataract surgery and lens implants we can readily help people achieve very good vision and lead a normal active lifestyle.

Symptoms of Cataracts


A cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye preventing light rays from passing through it easily. nike air max classic bw asics france For many patients cataracts start out slowly and have little effect on vision at first. adidas zx flux As the cataract progresses it often results in a clouding and blurring of vision. nike x fragment As the cataract becomes denser, so does the impact on vision. buy ff14 gil Other common symptoms that bother patients with cataracts can includedimming of vision, sensitivity to light and glare,double vision in one eye,poor night vision, fading or yellowing of colors and a need forfrequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescriptions. blade and soul gold While these are the visual symptoms, people do not realize is that the poor vision in seniors is often associated with premature or accelerated mental decline and that reduced vision creates difficulty with mobility and safety and thus can also put patients at increased risk for orthopedic injury-especially hip fracture.

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Treatment of Cataracts


When cataracts begin to interfere with daily activities or with patient comfort, mobility and safety, they can be treated surgically. nike air max pas cher nike air zoom pegasus Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most frequently performed surgeries in the United States. new balance femme Today, we have a full range of lens implants available that allow us to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and even near vision problems after cataract surgery, as well as distance vision, without requiring bifocals or reading glasses for the vast majority of patients.

If you or someone you know has questions about symptoms or treatment of cataracts, cataracts in general, cataract surgery or lens implants please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.