What Are Cataracts And How Is The Condition Corrected?

Cataracts are a very common cause of vision loss for people over the age of 40. Cataracts affect well over 20 million people in the US alone; with an ever aging population this number is estimated to reach 30 million in short order.

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of the eye, there are three different types; one type that occurs at the back of the lens, another type that occurs in the nucleus or enter of the eye and those that begin at the edge of the lens and slowly work towards the center of the eye.

When the symptoms of cataracts begin to appear, the individual may be able to improve his or her vision for a little while with stronger glasses but eventually cataract surgery in Barrington will have to be performed. Cataract surgery is simple way to regain lost vision.

Signs of cataracts:

When a cataract first starts you may not even realize it but eventually your vision will begin to blur. As a cataract develops you may notice that lights seem brighter than they are or you may notice a great deal of glare from the headlights of a car when you are driving at night.

The symptoms that you exhibit are dependent on which of the three types you have.

Cataract treatment:

Many people, as they age, see cataracts as an inevitable fact of life. Cataract surgery in Barrington is very successful, 90 percent of those who have cataract surgery regain their vision, often as good as 20/20.

During the surgery the clouded lens is removed and is replaced. The replacement lens is made from clear plastic.

It is not known why the lens of the eye changes as people age or whether they can be prevented. Fortunately, when symptoms begin to appear vision can be easily restored with a simple, virtually painless surgical procedure.

Dr. Mitchell Jackson has successfully performed over 22,000 cataract surgeries in his years of practice. If you believe you need cataract surgery in Barrington you are invited to contact Jacksoneye.

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