Cataracts is a clouding of the lens in the eyes, which causes a blurriness to vision. It can make it extremely diffucult to see through normal day activities and tasks. It can be described as looking through a foggy or frosted window. Cataracts is a disease that develops slowly. Sensitivity to light and glare, seeing halos around lights or double vision might be signs of developing cataracts.
Cataracts can be inherited genetic disorders or caused by damage to your eye lense, one should see an eye doctor immediately if you notice a change in your vision or if one is having constant eye pain. There are also a lot of risk factors that can contribute to cataracts such as:
- Eye injuries
- Excessive exposure to light (sun damage)
- High blood pressure
Treatment for cataracts start with seeing your eye doctor and discussing treatment possibilities. Treatment could include eye glasses to help clear your vision or eye surgery. Your doctor may also suggest improving your lifestyle and home remedies to help with treatment.
See Dr. Sampalis today for your eye exam and eye health! It’s important not to delay treatment.