As we grow older, our eyes age along with the rest of our body. The end result: the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, known as a cataract. Don’t worry; it’s a natural part of the aging process. If we live long enough, we will all develop cataracts at some point in our lives. Today, more than nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and older are affected by cataracts. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will develop a cataract. Fortunately, cataracts are very treatable.
Cataract Treatment in Annapolis
Every year, more than three million Americans undergo cataract surgery, making it the most frequently performed surgery in the country. Cataract surgery involves removing the clouded lens and, in most cases, replacing it with a clear, intraocular lens implant (IOL). Cataract surgery is a painless outpatient procedure and has the highest success rate of any surgery practiced today. Most patients can resume their normal, everyday function in very little time, including driving.
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“The LenSx Laser offers significant improvement of precision, safety, and accuracy for even better results and I recommend this as an option for all of my patients,” said board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles.
Located in Annapolis, Maryland, the Anne Arundel Eye Center (AAEC), led by Dr. Boles, is a regional leader in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, cataracts and other eye diseases. Dr. Boles and the eye care specialists at AAEC have helped restore and preserve thousands of patients’ vision. They can help you too.
Cataract Signs and Symptoms
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
- ‘Halos’ — the eyes become dazzled by bright light
- Difficulty driving at night
- Colors may become faded
- Eyeglasses prescription changes frequently
If you feel you may be experiencing any of the above symptoms, schedule an appointment with AAEC as soon as possible. Any sudden change in your vision is a serious medical condition that requires prompt medical attention.
If you have any questions about Cataract Treatment in Annapolis or wish to schedule an appointment with Anne Arundel Eye Center, please contact Board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, Dr. Kathryn Gurganus Turner, 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.