Have you noticed a change in your vision? Blurry vision is generally the first symptom of cataracts. That’s why our ophthalmology team in Midwest City and Edmond is here to help. At Eye Care Specialists of Oklahoma, our ophthalmologists treat patients suffering from various conditions, including astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even cataracts. Cataract eye surgery can help remove cataracts, making it easier to see and engage in daily life. After a comprehensive eye exam, we can decide if cataract eye surgery is the best option for you.
Signs You May Have Cataracts
Cataracts are common for patients 50 years and older. The condition occurs when proteins build up on your lens, which leads to cloudy or blurry vision. As they worsen, you may begin to see cloudy white spots in your line of vision. Other common symptoms of cataracts include:
- Halos around light
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Trouble seeing when watching TV or reading
- Blurry vision
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s essential to schedule an appointment with our team right away. Regular eye exams allow us to detect cataracts before symptoms worsen and can help us determine if cataract eye surgery is right for you.
How Are Cataracts Treated?
Mild cataracts usually don’t cause any symptoms. However, as cataracts progress, symptoms will become more severe and negatively affect your eyesight. In these cases, we can remove cataracts during an outpatient procedure, one eye at a time, generally two weeks apart.
How Is Cataract Surgery Performed?
First, the pupils are dilated. After you’re fully numb, we will access your cataract by making a small incision in the cornea. After getting into the lens, we will use ultrasound technology to break up this cataract and remove it. A clear intraocular lens implant or IOL is inserted and centered in your lens to help restore optimal vision. Your incisions are then closed, usually without stitches. Surgery generally only lasts about 15 minutes. Make sure you have someone drive you home after the procedure.
Contact Us for Quality Eye Care from Our Ophthalmologists in Edmond or Midwest City, OK
We can determine if you need cataract surgery during your next eye exam at Eye Care Specialists of Oklahoma. The key to maintaining eye health is early detection, so scheduling regular eye exams helps us track your eyes before you develop something that significantly affects your vision. To schedule an appointment at our Edmond or Midwest City office, call us at 405-771-0880 today.