Expert Help for Cataract Management
Cataracts are a common eye condition that are often related to the natural aging process. However, they can develop in patients of any age. Cataracts can be severe or mild depending on how long they’ve been developing.
Our optometrists monitor the development of cataracts during all adult and senior, children’s, and diabetic eye exams. When cataracts have started impacting your daily life, our optometrists can refer you for cataract-removal surgery and monitor your ocular health both before and after the procedure.
Come in for annual eye exams and steer clear of this type of eye disease.
What Are Cataracts
The cornea is a focusing component in your eye. The lens focuses light into a small point on the retina in the back of your eye.
Your ocular lens cells get replaced as they age, die, and regenerate. Cells reform when they die, but in cataracts patients, they don’t reform as efficiently as they do in younger people.
Similar to scar tissue, milky deposits form within your naturally clear lens, creating a cloudy and opaque appearance, causing blurry vision and dull images.
What Causes Cataracts?
Ultraviolet light is a major risk factor for cataracts. UVA and UVB rays pose unique risks to the eyes, and exposure to UVA especially can do slow and subtle damage to your ocular lens cells. It’s thought that UVA might have more to do with cataracts because it can penetrate farther into the body.
Children have newer, clearer, and fresher lenses, which might mean UV damage hits them especially hard when they don’t wear protection.
Eye surgeries, smoking, or radiation treatments can also increase your risk.
Age isn’t the only cataracts risk factor. We pay particular attention to cataract development in our patients with diabetes because they’re at an increased risk.
Prevention saves time, energy, and risk when compared to surgery.
Wear sunglasses when exposed to UV light, especially in the early morning when most are caught off-guard by low morning light. It’s a great idea to have your children wear sunglasses as well.
The best sunglasses are those guaranteeing 99-100% UVA and UVB protection.
Our optometrists focus on catching cataracts before they advance. But in the case your cataracts are impairing your ability to complete your day-to-day activities, we provide careful referrals for cataract surgery. Trusted eye surgeons are important parts of our cataract management process.
Cataract surgery can save your eyesight. Using sonic tools to scale the milky deposits, your surgeon replaces your clouded natural lens with an intraocular lens (IOL).
Referral & Recovery
If cataract surgery is the best option for you, we provide the support and management necessary for your recovery.
Cataract surgery comes with various risks, so coordinating with a trusted surgeon and receiving thorough follow-up care is paramount. Please book a comprehensive eye exam today to protect your eyes from cataracts.
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Where to Find Us
Find our office at 28700 Chagrin Boulevard in between Brainard Rd and Lander Rd. We are located across the street from ETON Shopping Center.
There is ample free parking in front of the building.
- Phone: 216-292-3937
- Email: [email protected]
Address28700 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 11
Woodmere, OH 44122
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