Can Cataracts Cause Blindness?

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

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 Are the Early Signs of Cataracts?

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

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

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