At Eye Care Specialists of Oklahoma, our facility is led by Dr. Jackson, who is an experienced ophthalmologist. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the best experience possible. One of the services that we offer at our state-of-the-art ophthalmology center is cataract surgery. If you live in Midwest City, Edmond, or the surrounding areas, contact our team today to schedule an eye exam appointment. We have gathered a few of the questions that we often run into from our patients regarding cataracts.
What are cataracts?
There are different types of cataracts, but in general, a cataract is a clouding the clear lens of the eye. The cataract does not allow for clear vision. People who suffer from cataracts have cloudy vision, making it difficult to read, drive, and perform daily activities.
What are the symptoms of cataracts?
- Dim, cloudy, or blurry vision
- Double vision
- Seeing halos around lights
- Sensitivity to glare or lights
- Needing to use bright light for reading
- Difficulty driving at night
When should I see an eye doctor for cataracts?
If you develop any sudden vision changes or find it difficult to perform basic activities, it is best to visit our team at Eye Care Specialists of Oklahoma as soon as possible. We will perform a thorough eye exam to determine if you are suffering from cataracts.
What are the causes of cataracts?
Most types of cataracts develop slowly with age but an injury to the eye can also cause cataracts. In some cases, inherited disorders, eye surgeries, and certain medical conditions or illnesses may also result in the formation of cataracts. You are at an increased risk of developing cataracts if you suffer from diabetes, obesity, or high blood pressure. Certain lifestyle habits such as excessive smoking, alcohol, and exposure to sunlight can also increase the risk of cataracts.
Are there any side effects of cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery is considered safe and reliable with no serious side effects. Our eye doctors at Eye Care Specialists of Oklahoma have performed several cataract surgical procedures. In cataract surgery, the cataract is accessed by making a tiny incision in the cornea and then using ultrasound technology to break up the cataract. You can expect your vision to be blurry for a few days after the surgery, but your vision will be improved once your eyes have healed.
Contact Our Eye Doctors for Cataract Treatment
If you live in or around Midwest City or Edmond and suspect have cataracts or if it has been a while since your last eye exam, contact our team at Eye Care Specialists of Oklahoma. We will perform a thorough eye exam and answer any questions that you may have. Call our team today at (405) 771-0880 or to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors.