How to Tell If You Should Have Your Cataracts Removed
- Posted on: Oct 15 2018
With over 24 million Americans over the age of 40 having cataracts, it’s safe to say that it is an eye condition that is far from rare. If you have cataracts, we at Physicians Eye Clinic will monitor them to make sure that they aren’t getting too advanced. If we do think that they are getting worse, then we may recommend that you have them removed with surgery.
During this surgical procedure, we will use laser technology to remove cataracts. Once cataracts have been removed, an artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL) will be inserted into the eye. An intraocular lens will give you the ability to see clearly again. And although this surgery isn’t right for everyone, this article will discuss a few scenarios in which it may be right for you.
Your Vision Is Getting Worse
One of the most common symptoms of cataracts is blurred vision. If you have noticed that your blurred vision is getting worse— especially when you are driving at night— then you may want to consider having your cataracts removed. The last thing you want to do is get in some sort of car accident because your vision is impaired.
You Are At a Risk of Blindness
If left untreated, cataracts can cause permanent eye damage and even blindness. If we suspect that your cataracts are getting to his point, then you should definitely have them surgically removed; the last thing that you want to mess with is having permanent eye damage of any kind.
Having cataracts isn’t something that anybody wants but it’s something that a lot of people have. If you want to have your cataracts removed or if you’re simply interested in learning more about this process, then make sure to schedule an appointment with us at our Everett office and call us today at (425) 259-2020.
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