Four Signs You May Benefit From Cataract Surgery


Cataract surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can improve vision for many people with cataracts. Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis in an office or in a hospital. When you have cataracts, your lens becomes cloudy, which affects how you see. The goal of cataract surgery is to replace the cloudy lens with a clear artificial one, which will allow light to pass through more easily and improve your vision after surgery.

The following four signs may indicate that you would benefit from cataract surgery.

1. You May Benefit From Cataract Surgery If You Have Blurry Distance Vision 

If you have trouble seeing things at a distance, such as signs and streetlights, then cataract surgery may be right for you. While reading glasses may help some people with this problem, they don't correct all types of blurry distance vision caused by cataracts. Cataract surgery is more effective than reading glasses at correcting this type of blurry distance vision because it replaces the entire lens rather than just helping you see up close better.

2. You May Benefit From Cataract Surgery If You Have Glare Or Halos Around Lights At Night

Glare and halos are caused by light reflecting off the surface of the cataract instead of entering your eye naturally as it should. They can cause glare while driving at night or while looking at bright lights indoors, such as overhead lights in an office building or store. Light sensitivity during the day is also a sign of a developing cataract that needs treatment soon.

3. You May Benefit From Cataract Surgery If Your Vision Is Getting Worse Over Time

A second common sign that you may benefit from cataract surgery is if your vision is getting worse over time rather than improving. A lot of people assume that if they are not seeing double images or experiencing pain when looking at bright lights that their vision will improve over time without any treatment needed, but this isn't always true for everyone who has cataracts in both eyes.

4. You May Benefit From Cataract Surgery If You Have Poor Night Vision 

The lens inside your eye helps focus light onto the retina — the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye that converts images into electrical impulses for transmission along nerves to your brain for interpretation as sight. If this lens becomes cloudy, blurred vision may result. Cataracts cause this cloudiness by interfering with normal lens function and allowing proteins in their structure to clump together. 

If you're considering cataract surgery, it's important to understand what it involves and what the benefits are. If you experience the above four signs that you may benefit from cataract surgery, chat with a cataract doctor today.


23 June 2022

Caring For Your Eyes

Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Karl and today I would like to introduce you to the subject of looking after your eyesight. For many years, I didn't give my eyes much thought. I always thought that my eyes would look after themselves. However, I got older, I noticed that I found it difficult to read signs at a distance and to make out friends faces as they approached me. My wife suggested that I visit an optometrist and have my eyes checked. I was fitted with glasses which have improved my vision. I hope you enjoy my blog.