Cataracts are defined as a clouding or opacification of the crystalline lens in the eye, which prohibits light from passing through as in normal vision. Cataracts tend to affect older patients and are the number one correctable cause of vision loss in the U.S.
You may be developing cataracts and should contact your eye doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following symptoms: blurred vision, halo around lights, poor night vision, color distortions, or glare. Cataracts are often easily identified by examining the eye.
At Griffin & Reed Eye Care, we use only the latest techniques and technology for cataract surgery.
During cataract surgery, the patient is put into a twilight sleep. The surgeon creates a small incision and uses high-energy sound waves to break the cataract into microscopic particles, which are then removed from the eye. To compensate for the removal of the eye's natural lens, an intra-ocular lens (IOL) is implanted into the eye.
For more information about cataract surgery, please read though our frequently asked cataract surgery questions.
If you or someone you know has signs of cataracts in Sacramento or Roseville, California, schedule a vision screening with Griffin & Reed Eye Care at (916) 485-2525 or book an evaluation online!