CATARACTS

Cataracts

We Provide Exceptional Cataract Operations & Treatments In Durham, NC, Chapel Hill, NC, Raleigh, NC & Surrounding Areas

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. A normal lens allows the light to focus an image clearly on the back of the eye. As a cataract develops, the lens scatters light, which prevents light from passing through the eye and makes it harder for a person to see.

Cataracts are a normal part of aging. Approximately half of adults aged 65–74 have cataracts, and about 70% of people over 75 have this condition. Other causes include eye injuries, smoking, certain diseases, medications, and genetic inheritance.

Cataract Surgeon Chapel Hill, NC

Signs & Symptoms of Cataracts

Symptoms of a cataract:

  • Cloudy, fuzzy, foggy, or filmy vision
  • Changes in the way you see colors
  • Difficulty driving at night

  • Glare from lights, lamps, or the sun
  • Frequent changes in your eyeglasses prescription
  • Double vision

Cataract Surgery Options

A small cataract does not need to be treated immediately, but surgery is the only effective treatment for cataracts. The cataract operation involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a lens implant. Dr. Lee uses the latest technology when it comes to cataract surgery. The surgery options include the Phacoemulsification, Femtosecond laser and Intraocular lens. Learn more about the other cataract surgery options here

To help you decide how your cataract is affecting your vision, you may want to ask yourself some of these questions:

  • Am I experiencing glare from sunlight or headlights?
  • Is it difficult to see while driving?
  • Can I see well enough to do the things I want to do at work or at home?

  • Am I able to read, play cards, watch TV, sew, etc., without difficulty?
  • Do I feel like my eyeglasses help me to see as well as I’d like?
  • Does my eyesight bother me frequently?

If you are having issues with any of these situations, contact us today to schedule an appointment with our cataract surgeon.

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