Cataracts: The Signs, Symptoms, & Treatments

Cataract surgeryIf you’ve noticed your eyesight deteriorating, it may be a sign that you need cataract surgery. Before getting cataract surgery, it is important to know the signs, symptoms, and treatments. This can give you a better understanding of the situation and help you understand the severity of your situation. Here is everything you need to know about cataracts.

What is Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is meant to treat cataracts. Cataracts can occur in the eye and happen when the eye lens becomes cloudy. This can cause the worsening of your vision over time and if not treated early enough, can possibly lead to vision loss.

The lens in your eye helps you see the world as it is and sends these processed images to your brain. Cataract surgery, which can help treat this issue, is one of the most common and safest procedures performed in the United States.

Signs You May Need Cataract Surgery

If your condition has worsened over time, it may be an indication that you are in need of cataract surgery. Early stages of cataracts can be difficult to detect as they may not be as noticeable, but as you age, these conditions will become more and more noticeable. Here are a few signs that you may need cataract surgery:

  • Blurry vision
  • Double vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Difficulty seeing at night

Another thing to watch out for is that cataracts may be present at birth, and are one of the leading causes of blindness in children. While this is a disease that presents itself in the later stages of life, it can also happen very early on.

Treatment Options

There are multiple different treatment options when it comes to dealing with cataracts. Some of these options include Intracapsular cataract surgery, Phacoemulsification, and a few other options that can be discussed with you during your consultation.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

At the Eye Clinic P.C. in Portland, OR, we pride ourselves on helping each individual reclaim their best life, and getting back to doing what you love most. If you’re interested in cataract surgery, give us a call at 503-297-4718 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit us at for more information.

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