Cataracts

Understanding Cataracts

Are you searching for a cataract surgeon in the Ft. Worth Area? A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural crystalline lens. The lens assists with focusing light rays on to the retina, which translates the image to the brain. After the lens starts to cloud, it is impossible to return the lens to its clear state with medications. Cataract surgery will be required.

Some people think a cataract is a growth on the outside of the eye, but a cataract is actually the gradual clouding occurring within the lens located inside your eye.

Various factors may increase the onset of a cataract, but it is said that if we live long enough, everyone will develop a cataract sooner or later. UV radiation and cigarette smoking have been listed as potentially likely to increase the development of a cataract.

Symptoms of a Cataract

  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Decreased vision
  • Trouble reading
  • Halos around lights
  • Having blurred vision
  • Having double vision in a single eye
  • Sense that you are looking through fog
  • Poor depth perception
  • Colors seem to be fading or yellowing

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How Can I Get Diagnosed with a Cataract?

It is important to undergo an extensive eye exam by your personal eye doctor to determine if you are suffering from cataracts. If you believe you are experiencing the symptoms of a cataract, then please contact the Texas Eye and Laser Center in Fort Worth to schedule a comprehensive eye examination.

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