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When to Seek Medical Treatment for Cataracts

Cataracts are diagnosed after a routine eye checkup with an ophthalmologist. During a cataract surgery, an intraocular lens (IOL) is used as an implant to replace the natural lens and restore the eye's focusing power. When colors start to appear "faded," then it's recommended to make an appointment to have your cataract formation examined. The symptoms that help a patient determine how severe a cataract may be include, but are notBrown Eyes - Northern New Jersey Eye Institute limited to the following:

  • cloudy and blurry vision
  • increase in eyeglasses prescription
  • poor night vision or double vision
  • seeing halos and glares around lights
  • progressive loss of vision

Because cataracts are the top cause of blindness in the United States, it is best to seek medical treatment at the early onset of the above referenced symptoms. Cataract surgery is usually recommended for people whose life activities are starting to become affected by the condition. These activities include reading, driving, and extended computer use. Cataract surgeries are relatively safe, especially when performed by an experienced eye surgeon.

Going through the cataract surgery process demands proper preparation and medical assistance. You should never go through a surgery without feeling at ease with a surgeon. We recommend conducting your own, independent research, before consulting with an NJ Cataract Surgery specialist. And be sure to ask questions – whenever you have them. Even though cataract surgeries are non-invasive and make use of laser, it is important to understand the pros and cons of the surgery so you can make an informed decision.