What are Cataracts?
Cataracts: Why Your Vision Becomes Cloudy and Dull
Cataracts are part of the normal aging process, although they can occur due to disease, injury or a birth defect.
A cataract occurs when the normally clear and transparent eye lens becomes cloudy due to the build-up of natural proteins in the eyes. The cataract decreases the amount of light that can be focused on the retina at the back of the eye.
This is typically a slow and gradual process. In fact, you can live with cataracts for years without them seriously affecting your daily life. As the cataract grows in size and opacity, vision will become increasingly impaired, making it difficult to perform routine tasks.
Symptoms of Cataracts
- Hazy/blurry/cloudy vision
- Night driving glare
- Colors appear dull
- Yellowish/brownish tint on vision
- Eye sensitivity in bright light
Cataract Treatment in Florence
There is no cure for cataracts and no scientific evidence that you can take measures to prevent cataracts from developing. The only way to restore clear vision is through cataract surgery.
The good news is that this is a very common and effective procedure. In fact, our team of cataract surgeons (Dr. Samuel Seltzer, Dr. Howard Greene and Dr. Vivek Vasuki) has performed over 50,000 cataract surgeries in our adjacent Florence Surgery and Laser Center with exceptionally high success rates.
If you are experiencing vision changes, contact us at 843.664.9393 today to schedule a cataract evaluation in Florence or one of our satellite offices. If we detect cataracts, we can recommend the best course of action.