For the best in cataract surgery, see the eye specialists at The Eye Center in Rockville, MD. We have a team of fully trained and qualified doctors who are experienced in performing the treatment you need to restore your sight.
What Are Cataracts?
Cataracts form when the lens of your eye grows cloudy. This eye condition is most common in people over age 40 and is one of the main causes of blindness throughout the world if left untreated.
The three types of cataracts include:
- Subcapsular cataracts. These are common with those with diabetes or with those who take steroid medications and occur at the back of the eye lens.
- Nuclear cataracts. These occur in the central eye lens and occur because of aging.
- Cortical cataracts. These are white and wedge-like. These cloudy wedges begin at the edges of the eye lens and grow toward the center like spokes.
Consult with one of our professionals to diagnose your cataracts.
What Are Cataract Symptoms?
Each type of cataract has their own specific symptoms, but all three types share a few commonalities.
If you have cataracts, your vision may become blurry and hazy, as if you were looking through a foggy window, or you might notice that lights are too bright. Headlights and street lamps may have more glare than normal and colors could appear dull and faded.
What Do You Need to Know About Surgery?
Cataract surgery involves removing your eye’s natural lens, which has become cloudy. The cloudy lens is broken up with a high-frequency ultrasound device and then the pieces are gently suctioned out of the eye. The lens is then replaced with an intraocular lens, a clear, artificial replacement.
The small incision in your eye will then be sealed and a shield will be placed over your eye for protection during the healing process. This procedure is an outpatient surgery and generally does not require any lengthy hospital stays.
What Should You Do Now?
If you suspect you might have or are developing a cataract, contact us for an appointment. The sooner cataracts are diagnosed, the better we can treat them. Call The Eye Center today at 301-279-9696 for more information or to schedule a visit. We will be happy to help.