The lens of the human eye is a remarkable piece of anatomy. This crystalline lens is the part of the eye that focuses light from the world around us into clear images our brain can interpret. It works in a similar way as a camera lens, though it might be more accurate to say a camera lens works similar to the eye.
Over time, the lens can become cloudy and cause blurry vision and obscure your sight. The cause of the cloudiness is a process called denaturation. This is the same process that causes egg whites to go from clear to white when cooked. Denaturation is irreversible.When denaturation occurs in the human eye, it is called a cataract. Cataracts significantly interfere with vision.
Cataracts are most often found in the elderly. Up to 50% of people between the ages of 65 and 70 have cataracts that are bad enough to interfere with their daily living.
Risk factors like smoking, poor diet, prolonged exposure to UV rays, and being exposed to chemotherapy or radiation can make you more likely to develop cataracts. Trauma and chronic use of steroids can also increase the risk and may lead to the formation of cataracts at a relatively early age.
Cataracts can cause glare, reduced visual acuity, impairment of color vision, and the appearance of halos. The ability to perceive contrast may also be reduced.
At the early stage, people often fail to notice that there is anything wrong. It is not unusual for people with cataracts to first notice there is an issue only after they begin to have problems driving. This usually occurs due to seeing glare and halos from oncoming traffic and having trouble reading road signs. Cataracts can also manifest as reduced night vision.
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Cataracts are easily diagnosed during a routine eye examination or upon discovery of symptoms such as poor night vision or glares. Our ophthalmologists diagnose cataracts by inspecting your eyes with specialized devices as well as dilating your pupils to better visualize the lens.
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The good news is that modern cataract surgery can often be done without stitches or even incisions. There have never been more treatment options than we have today to correct blurred vision due to cataracts. Cataracts are treated surgically by removing the cataract and the lens. In most cases, the lens will then be replaced with a synthetic lens. If you are interested in seeking cataract surgery in Florida, Advanced Eye Surgeons in Boa Raton or Tamarac, FL should be your first stop. We can help you decide which intraocular lens (IOL) replacement procedure is right for you.
If you are expecting to have cataract surgery in Florida, Advanced Eye Surgeons in Boca Raton and Tamarac, FL would be happy to help you with this life-changing procedure that can help preserve your vision and quality of life for years to come.
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