What Are Cataracts?
In most cases, cataracts are simply an unavoidable part of the aging process that begins to appear after the age of 40. The proteins of the lens of the eye often begin to degrade and lump together on the eye's inner lens. The fogginess resulting from cataracts progressively gets worse and keeps light from focusing on the retina the way it needs to. This clouding of the lens of the eye results in loss of vision and sometimes total blindness if not diagnosed soon enough and treated appropriately. R. Daniel Grossman, M.D. and his staff are skilled in diagnosing and managing cataracts at The Eye Center of Southern Indiana. Reach out to or visit our Bloomington, IN office today to schedule a comprehensive exam.
How Can Cataracts Be Treated?
The primary symptom of cataracts is progressively clouded vision that isn’t sharpened by a person’s current glasses prescription. Lifestyle choices, like cigarette smoking, drinking too much or too often, and extended UV ray exposure have been shown to correspond with cataracts as have some health conditions, like diabetes and hypertension. To determine whether someone has a cataract, an eye doctor needs to perform an in-depth eye exam. Our team at The Eye Center of Southern Indiana is highly experienced in the tests involved in a comprehensive cataract exam. The typical tests to look for a cataract are all very simple, over with quickly, and cause little to no discomfort.
To begin, Dr. Grossman or a member of his team will carry out a simple vision test, which includes examining ability to read at a distance, ability to perceive contrast, and a look at the inside of the eye after dilating the pupils. Once Dr. Grossman identifies a cataract, he can discuss the various methods of treatment. These treatments for cataracts are chosen according to the advanced degree of the condition. When cataracts are detected early enough, a lot of patients manage very well with new prescription eyeglasses or contacts. Patients with more advanced cataracts, however, typically need a stronger option, such as laser or traditional cataract surgery performed right here in our office on an outpatient basis. Dr. Grossman and his team are committed to offering each of our patients the best possible care.
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Clear Vision After Cataracts
Bloomington, IN individuals who are experiencing any symptoms like these or who haven’t had a comprehensive eye exam for more than two years should arrange an appointment with The Eye Center of Southern Indiana right away. Especially for individuals who are 40 years of age or more, receiving comprehensive eye exams every other year is crucial to finding and treating cataracts, as well as other eye diseases. With an early diagnosis, R. Daniel Grossman, M.D. and the rest of our team can recommend a customized plan to treat your cataracts.