There are plenty of different eye conditions out there that can occur to anyone. While some individuals may be at a greater risk for developing certain eye diseases more than others, it always helps to get comprehensive annual eye care regardless. Cataracts can develop in individuals who have a family history of the condition, but they may also appear in those who do not, but either way we here at Katz Eye Center can help you look out for and treat cataracts. We can even offer you the expert care of our eye surgeon to perform Morris Park eye surgery if your cataracts get worse.
Cataracts are an eye condition that usually affects older adults, typically individuals who are over the age of 60, people who have a family medical history of this condition, or even people who have sustained serious eye damage such as through overexposure to UV rays and so on. Cataracts form when the lens of the eye begins to thicken. The eye’s lens, also known as the cornea, is the clear portion of the eye just over your pupil. The curvature of the cornea affects how light passes through and thus how clearly images are seen when they pass through the pupil and are received by the retina, which is the portion of the eye that transmits information to the brain. If the cornea becomes thick, however, vision can become increasingly blurrier. As your cataracts progress, it may appear as if you are constantly trying to look through a frosted window. The first symptoms associated with this condition is often a rapid change in the quality of your vision – you may find that your eyes seem to be getting worse at a much quicker rate. Accommodating to these initial vision changes is how early cataracts are treated, but we here at Katz Eye Center can help treat them as they become more serious. If your cataracts are considerably worse and vision correction no longer works, then our eye surgeon can perform Morris Park eye surgery wherein your corneas are removed and you are given artificial corneal transplants that will provide you with clear vision.
If you are at risk for developing cataracts or if you already suffer from this condition, call us here at Katz Eye Center. We can set up a date and time for you to discuss your options, including Morris Park eye surgery, with our eye surgeon.