Are You a Candidate for Cataract Surgery?

Cataract Surgery If you or a loved one are living with cataracts, you know how frustrating it can be to experience blurry vision, difficulty seeing at night, and sensitivity to light that often comes with the condition. Thankfully, help is available. At Richens Eye Center, our team is here to help you through every step of the cataract surgery process. Let’s take a look at how to know if you’re a good candidate for cataract surgery.

What are Cataracts?

Over time, proteins in the lens of your eye can break down, creating a cloudy appearance known as a cataract. Most people experience cataracts as they age. Typically, proteins in the lenses of the eyes begin to break down around age 40, and cataracts usually become noticeable after age 60.

People whose parents have had cataracts are more likely to develop cataracts. Certain medical conditions like diabetes also make cataracts more likely.

Who Can Have Cataract Surgery?

The vast majority of people who have cataracts are good candidates for cataract surgery. If you have cataracts that affect your vision, it’s likely that your eye doctor will talk with you about whether surgery is a good option for you.

Generally, surgery is not necessary until you begin to have trouble reading, watching TV, or driving. Your doctor will ask you questions about your overall health to determine whether cataract surgery might be the right choice for your vision. It’s important that your doctor understands your health history to determine whether surgery is a good fit for you. They’ll ask you questions about your health. If you have a serious medical condition, have been diagnosed with a detached retina, or have advanced macular degeneration, your doctor may decide that non-surgical options are a better choice for treating your cataracts.

Reach Out to Richens Eye Center Today

At Richens Eye Center, your comfort is our priority. We’re passionate about helping our patients see clearly. Whether you’ve already been diagnosed with cataracts or you’re just beginning to show signs of the condition, our eye care team is here to help. We’ll be with you every step of the way through your cataract surgery. Reach out to us today at 435-986-2020 to schedule a consultation.

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