A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. That crystal clear lens slowly clouds over time as part of the natural aging process. We should all be so lucky to develop cataracts in our lifetime, as this would mean we have lived a long and healthy life.
Cataracts will gradually worsen over time and will eventually interfere with normal vision. This can make every day tasks, like driving (especially at night) and reading, incredibly difficult.
Causes of Cataracts
There are several causes of cataracts. They develop primarilybecause of normal aging, but also due to eye injuries and genetic disorders. These varying causes lead to different types of cataracts, which include:
• Nuclear Cataracts: This refers to cataracts that affect the center of the eyes lens.
• Cortical Cataracts: This refers to cataracts that affect the edges of the lens.
• Posterior Subcapsular Cataracts: This refers to cataracts that affect the back of the lens.
• Congenital Cataracts: This refers to cataracts you were born with.
For additional information on any specific form of cataracts, consult your eye doctor.
Signs and Symptoms of Cataracts
• Blurred or blurry vision
• Yellowing or clouding of the lens
• Difficulty with night vision
• Sensitivity to light and glare
• Seeing “halos” around lights
• Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription
• Fading or yellowing of colors
• Double vision in a single eye
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.
Cataracts Treatment in Maryland
Located in Annapolis, Maryland, Anne Arundel Eye Center (AAEC) is a regional leader in both the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts. Not only does AAEC Offer a wide range of advanced procedures to improve and preserve your vision, but Board Certified Dr. Samuel Boles and the rest of the staff are also passionate about educating patients and their families about the various eye diseases or eye conditions they may be afflicted with.
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If you’re seeking treatment for cataracts, AAEC’s state-of-the-art treatment center can meet all your eye care needs. From office consultations to pre-op testing and post-op care, you can be assured you’re in expert hands.
If you have any questions about what you have just read or if you would like to learn more about Maryland Cataracts Treatment, please contact board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, consultative optometrist Dr. Nathan Frank, and the eye care specialists at Anne Arundel Eye Center by calling 410-224-2010 or click here to visit AnneArundelEyeCenter.com today!
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Located in Annapolis, Maryland, the Anne Arundel Eye Center offers comprehensive specialized ophthalmic exams as well as diagnostic pre and post-surgical eye care. Specializing in glaucoma and cataracts, Dr. Boles has helped restore and preserve thousands of patients’ vision.
Glaucoma and Cataracts may be a natural part of aging. Losing your vision doesn’t have to be.
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