Cataracts have become an increasingly common cause of decreased vision as our population ages and lives longer. In fact, cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss among people over 55.
In simplest terms, a cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens. A cataract can be relatively mild and cause limited visual impairment, or can be significant or extreme and thus block the passage of light to the Retina causing severe vision problems. A cataract develops slowly and painlessly so that your vision can be affected without you realizing it. Age-related cataracts are the most common type of cataract.
You may experience the following symptoms:
There has been a rapid evolution in cataract treatment over the past few years. Cataract patients now experience greater choice in options, convenient outpatient procedures and fast recoveries – often returning to their normal activities the following day. And the latest Symfony Premium Lenses can improve vision for various distances all at once, making it possible after cataract surgery to read the small print again without your glasses!
Are you searching for a Washington, D.C., Richmond or Charlotte Hall area cataract surgeon? Whitten Laser Eye offers very successful treatment options for the symptoms of cataracts. Schedule an evaluation with Dr. Mark Whitten to learn about the various surgical options available to you.