Cataracts are extremely common among older people that are in the United States. In fact, over half of people over the age of 80 have either had surgery to treat cataracts or currently have them. Our vision is very precious to us, and cataracts pose an actual threat to that. Luckily with surgery, you can get your cataracts treated so that you can keep making memories and watching your family grow and flourish. Let’s take a closer look at what cataracts are, and how cataract surgery can help you treat them.
What Are Cataracts?
Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye begins to get clouded from the proteins of your eyes. After around the age of 40, those proteins begin to break off and become clustered on the lens. If left untreated, cataracts oftentimes get worse and worse, and can ultimately lead to a complete loss of vision.
How Is Cataract Surgery Performed?
The procedure is performed by making a small incision in the cornea. A suction tool is then used to suck out the clouded lens. A new intraocular lens is then inserted into the incision of the cornea to give you a brand-new artificial clear lens. There is no need for sutures since the eye will heal itself.
- Improved Vision: with cataract surgery, you can enjoy improved vision so that you can see the world more clearly than ever
- More Independence: with more reliable vision, you can trust yourself to do more things on your own. This takes a lot of stress off you, your partner, and your family
- Safety: With improved vision, you are safer for yourself and others. Things like driving can be a massive risk to others if you are dealing with cataracts
See Clear With Our Help
If you are struggling with cataracts and are looking for solutions, Dr. Brian J. Groat at Cape Fear Cataract & Cornea in Wilmington, NC is the perfect doctor for you to get your vision back. Dr. Groat is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in cataracts, cornea, and anterior segment diseases. With his expertise, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are working with the best. Contact us today at 910-769-4590 or visit us online at capefearcataract.com