See Clearly Again with Cataract Surgery Consultation
What Is a Cataract?
Over time, the natural ageing of your eye will lead to metabolic changes in the crystalline lens, a mechanism in the eye that focuses light on the retina. As the fibres of the lens age, they develop an opaque texture, limiting vision or leading to complete vision impairment in untreated conditions. This is referred to as a cataract.
A Cause of Vision Loss
Cataracts are considered the leading cause of vision loss in Canada, accounting for more than 2.5 million Canadians suffering from vision impairment. This condition is particularly common in seniors, often an unavoidable byproduct of ocular ageing.
There are safe procedures to mitigate the effects of a cataract, allowing the majority of patients to restore their vision to complete pre-cataract clarity.
What Are the Symptoms?
The following are typical symptoms for the onset of cataracts:
- Glare and halos when focusing on light
- Difficulty seeing small details
- Poor night vision
- Sensitivity to bright light
- Challenges distinguishing colours
- Double vision
Cataract Surgery Referrals
Urban Optique has the ability to perform specific tests and procedures that can identify cataracts early in their development and recommend the best steps to remedy the ageing lens.
Cataract surgery is one of the safest ocular procedures performed, resulting in a 95% success rate among patients experiencing prior vision impairment. Essentially, the eye’s lens is removed and replaced with a synthetic lens that will restore clear vision. Discuss cataract surgery with one of our optometrists to learn more.
Important Information about Cataract Management:
How can I prevent cataracts?
Studies regarding the formation of cataracts and cataract management are ongoing as medical technology evolves, but there are some established methods to help prevent the disease. A health-conscious diet and protection from UV rays are two simple ways to slow down the lenses ageing effects.
Consult an optometrist at Urban Optique for cataract management strategies specific to your lifestyle.
What are some risk factors associated with cataracts?
- Hereditary issues
- Alcohol and cigarette consumption
- UV overexposure
- Previous eye injury
Manage Cataracts Before it Affects Your Vision
Through regularly scheduled eye exams the onset of cataracts can be managed very effectively. The eye doctors at Urban Optique utilize the latest in ocular technology to identify the earliest cataract development and make recommendations to improve the lenses ability. Optical aids such as eyeglasses can be prescribed, or you may be referred to an eye surgeon for cataract surgery. Urban Optique supports all our patients through the pre and postoperative stages.
To learn more about cataract surgery please visit the following link: www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/cataracts.htm
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