How to Know If It’s Time for Cataract Surgery
Cataracts are a part of the natural aging process and something you cannot avoid. As your eye’s lens ages, it becomes cloudier and more yellow. This causes objects to look blurry, hazy or duller than normal.
The only way to treat a cataract is surgically. The clouded lens is removed from the eye and replaced with a clear lens implant.
However, not every cataract needs to be immediately removed just because it is present. Cataracts are a progressive condition, and in the early stages, they may not cause noticeable visual symptoms. As they gradually mature, they can start to cause symptoms that affect daily living. When the effects of cataracts take a toll on your quality of life, it is time to consider having them removed.
The choice to have cataract surgery is very personal. It is your eye doctor’s responsibility to educate you about cataracts and your condition, and your decision to undergo surgery. Continue reading
Can Cataracts Cause Blindness?
Characterized by a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, cataracts can lead to significantly reduced vision if left untreated. In certain cases, the vision loss is so great that it is considered legal blindness.
However, if you have been diagnosed with cataracts, or are experiencing symptoms consistent with cataracts, you are not destined for blindness. Cataract-induced vision loss and blindness can be prevented, and vision lost to the disease can be restored with cataract surgery.
Modern cataract surgery is a safe and routine procedure that has helped millions of people regain their sight and quality of life. Laser Eye Center of Miami is home to some of Miami’s finest cataract surgeons. We welcome the opportunity to help you overcome cataracts and reclaim clear, crisp vision. Continue reading
How to Care for a Loved One with Cataracts
Losing vision to cataracts is very upsetting. It can turn routine tasks into obstacles and rob someone of their independence and quality of life.
If a spouse, parent or relative of yours is dealing with cataracts, there are things you can do to make their lives easier and safer. Read on as the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami shares ways to care for a loved one with cataracts. Continue reading
What to Expect While Recovering from Cataract Surgery
For most patients, recovering from cataract surgery is quick and uneventful. However, it does require a bit of planning, and knowing what to expect can set you up for a smooth and stress-free experience. Read on as the team from Laser Eye Center of Miami discusses cataract surgery recovery. Continue reading
What Are the Early Signs of Cataracts?
The American Academy of Ophthalmology and other major ophthalmology organizations have designated June as Cataract Awareness Month. As trusted Miami cataracts surgeons, our team at Laser Eye Center of Miami wants to do our part by spreading awareness about cataracts and their effects on vision. We believe that when cataracts are detected early, we have a better chance of successfully treating them and restoring clear vision.
Below, we reveal some of the early signs of cataracts. Continue reading
4 Ways Diabetes Affects Vision
The effects of diabetes on many areas of health, including ocular health, are well-documented. Below, the team at Laser Eye Center of Miami discusses four specific ways diabetes can affect vision. We encourage people with diabetes to be very attuned to their eyes and even slight changes in vision, which could indicate a potential problem. Continue reading
Frequently Asked Questions about Cataracts
The eye doctors at our LASIK center in Miami consult with thousands of patients about cataracts every year. We are happy to explain how and why cataracts develop, and what can be done to treat them. Here, we have compiled the most frequently asked questions about cataracts to help our blog readers understand the condition more clearly. Continue reading