A Cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens that impairs vision. Cataracts are caused by age related distortion of the protein and lens structure in the naturally clear lens in the eye. This prevents light from passing clearly through the lens.
- Cloudy or blurry vision
- Progressive nearsightedness
- Changes in the way a person sees color
- Difficulty driving at night
- Difficulty with glare during the day
- Double vision
- Sudden changes in prescription
If you are suffering from a cataract, you need treatment to help restore normal vision. Fortunately, cataracts are very treatable.
Cataract Treatment in Annapolis
A regional leader in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and cataracts, the Anne Arundel Eye Center in Annapolis, Maryland offers a wide range of advanced procedures to improve and preserve your vision. Led by board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, the Anne Arundel Eye Center specializes in glaucoma and cataract treatment.
Dr. Boles has helped restore and preserve thousands of patients’ vision. He can help you too.
Cataract Treatment Options
- Glasses and Contacts: In its earliest stages, cataracts can be treated by changing a person’s prescription. However, this is just a stopgap treatment, delaying surgery.
- Cataract Surgery: Over time, cataracts worsen and can no longer be treated with glasses or contacts. When this happens, surgery is the best option. Cataract surgery, the most performed surgery in the United States, involves removing the clouded lens and replacing it with a new, clear, artificial lens. According to WebMD, “Better than nine out of 10 people who have cataract surgery have improvement in vision.”
Talk with your eye doctor – ophthalmologist or optometrist – to see which cataract treatment option is right for you and your vision.
If you have any questions about Cataract Treatment in Annapolis and wish to schedule an appointment with the Anne Arundel Eye Center, please contact board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, consultative optometrists Dr. Nathan Frank and Dr. Corinne Casey, and the eye care specialists here at AAEC by calling 410-224-2010 or visiting AnneArundelEyeCenter.com today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube as well!
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Cataracts and Your Eyes WebMD