Cataract Surgeon – Fort Worth
At Ophthalmology Associates, we take pride in providing exceptional eye care services, with a specific focus on cataract surgery. With a team of six highly specialized doctors dedicated to cataract treatment, you can trust us with your vision and eye health.
Our team of expert ophthalmologists has years of experience in diagnosing and treating cataracts, a common age-related eye condition that can cloud your vision. Whether you’re experiencing early symptoms or require advanced cataract surgery, we are here to guide you through every step of the process.
What are cataracts, and how do they affect vision?
Cataracts cloud the natural lens inside the eye, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. The cloudy lens block or change the passage of light into the eye, resulting in blurred vision.
They can also affect your ability to see and perceive colors accurately and cause difficulty with night vision. When this progresses, it can interfere with daily activities and may require cataract surgery to remove the affected lens.
Cataracts form in various degrees and may eventually affect both near and distant vision. This condition is a common cause of vision loss in people over 60.
What are the common symptoms of cataracts?
You can tell you’re developing cataracts if you experience any of the common symptoms:
- Blurred or Hazy Vision: Your vision becomes cloudy or blurry, making it difficult to see clearly.
- Difficulty with Night Vision: Seeing well in low light conditions or at night becomes more difficult.
- Sensitivity to Light and Glare: You become more sensitive to bright lights or experience a halo effect around lights.
- Frequent Prescription Changes: Your prescription constantly changes, requiring you to change glasses or contact lens prescriptions.
- Double Vision in One Eye: Seeing a double image in one eye is often resolved when the other eye is closed.
- Fading or Yellowing of Colors: Colors may appear faded, dull, or have a yellowish tinge.
- Difficulty Reading or Performing Detailed Tasks: Struggling to read small print or perform activities that require clear vision.
If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s essential to consult an eye care professional for a comprehensive eye examination and cataract screening.
Ophthalmology Associates in Fort Worth, TX, offers a cataract self-test on their website, which can help you determine if you may be at risk. However, this self-test does not substitute for a full, professional eye examination.