Cataracts are a degenerative condition that clouds the lenses of one or both of your eyes. It slowly develops as you get older and gradually impairs your vision. If you have cataracts in New Jersey, come into Campus Eye Group to see what treatment is best for your degree of cataracts and any other visual symptoms we might be able to treat.
Types of Cataracts
There are four main types of cataracts:
Nuclear cataracts – This causes nearsightedness and limits your ability to see different shades of color.
Cortical cataracts – This causes opaque white areas or streaks around the edges of the lens.
Posterior subcapsular cataracts – These form in the back of the lens and causes you to see halos in the light and limits your reading vision.
Congenital cataracts – This is caused by an infection, genetics, or trauma and develops at birth or during childhood.
Cloudy vision is the primary symptom you may experience. Cataracts are described as if you are looking through a frosted window. This can make it difficult for you to perform daily activities like reading and driving.
This condition is mild at first. You may notice slight changes in your vision, but cataracts worsen over time until it becomes more noticeable. Other symptoms include double or blurred vision, limited night vision, increased light and glare sensitivity, and worsening eye prescription.
Aging is the primary risk factor for developing cataracts. Half the population in the U.S. will develop a cataract in one or both eyes by the time they are 65 years of age. Almost everybody will develop a cataract in one or both eyes by the time they are 75. Other risk factors include having certain medical conditions like diabetes, regularly drinking alcohol, smoking, and frequently being exposed to ultraviolet light.
Cataracts are a condition that develop over many years. Making lifestyle changes now can help to delay your chances of getting cataracts.
Treatment for Cataracts
It’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible if you have cataracts when the symptoms are mild. Lifestyle changes may delay your need for cataract surgery, but ultimately, you will need to have surgery.
Campus Eye Group uses the latest technology to safely and effectively remove cataracts from one or both eyes.
Artificial Lens Replacement
Advances in intraocular lens replacement technology allow patients with cataracts to experience unclouded vision with enhanced visual acuity with specifically tailored artificial lenses.
In this procedure, your natural lens is preserved, while tiny incisions in the cornea allow an ultrasonic probe to break up the cloudy tissue to restore a clear lens of the eye.
Laser Nuclear Cataract Surgery
Incisions needed for eye surgery of all kinds, including cataracts may be made with highly precise surgical instruments as well as fine-tuned lasers when applicable. Our laser technology allows us to make even more precise incisions and address certain problems in the eye prior to removing the cataract.
If you have cataracts Campus Eye Group is here to help. After a thorough evaluation of your eye health and performing a visual acuity test, we’ll recommend the right course of action for your blurry vision caused by cataracts. Don’t wait for your eye health to deteriorate further; contact us online or call our office to schedule an appointment today.