Dr. Sam Boles, an Annapolis eye doctor, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of cataracts.
A few weeks back, we discussed a very unique type of cataracts: Traumatic Cataracts. This week, we are going to take a closer look at Subcapsular Cataracts, which occur inside the eye’s natural lens. There are two types: posterior subcapsular cataracts and anterior subcapsular cataracts. Risk factors include: diabetes, high farsightedness or retinitis pigmentosa, and high doses of steroid medications.
Signs and Symptoms of Subcapsular Cataracts
- Blurry sight, and occasionally, double vision
- Colors may become faded
- Reduced vision and difficulty seeing in bright, glaring lights, especially when driving at night. Decreased close-up vision capabilities, also known as farsightedness or hyperopia
- The development of “halos” around lights, especially at night
- Rapidly progressing vision changes; your eyeglasses prescription changes frequently
If you feel you may be experiencing any of the above symptoms, schedule an appointment with your eye doctor as soon as possible. Any sudden change in your vision is a serious medical condition that requires prompt medical attention from your optometrist or ophthalmologist.
Subcapsular Cataracts Diagnosis and Treatment in Annapolis
Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and the principal cause of blindness in the world. Today, cataracts affect more than 22 million Americans age 40 and older. And as the U.S. population ages, more than 30 million Americans are expected to have cataracts by the year 2020, according to Prevent Blindness America.
Specializing in glaucoma and cataracts treatment, board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, your Annapolis eye doctor, has helped restore and preserve thousands of patients’ vision. Whether you’re experiencing symptoms or seeking surgical treatment, both of our state-of-the-art treatment center can meet all your eye care needs.
If you have any questions about Subcapsular Cataracts Diagnosis and Treatment in Annapolis, or wish to schedule an appointment with Anne Arundel Eye Center, please contact Dr. Boles, 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!
For more eye care advice and information, please take a look at our previous blog posts.