As we age, most of us (especially over 50 years old), have more difficulty seeing, especially at night and when reading. Although LASIK vision correction surgery improves your vision, the problem might be cataracts. But don't be alarmed, cataract surgery is very safe and opens up a world of possibilities to see better.
Your vision can improve dramatically after cataract surgery. Dr. Shofner, Nashville's top cataract surgeon, has performed more than 10,000 cataract surgeries. Dr. Shofner is also known as Middle Tennessee's most trusted eye surgeon. Contact Shofner Vision Center for your No Fear - No Pressure Evaluation today!
What is a cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. It can be compared to a window that is frosted or yellowed. The amount and pattern of cloudiness within the lens can vary. If the cloudiness is not near the center of the lens, you may not be aware that a cataract is present. Additional information for those that have impaired vision and over 50 years old.
There are many misconceptions about cataract. Cataract is NOT:
Common Cataract Symptoms Include:
Contact us if you have any of the above symptoms.
What Causes a Cataract?
The most common type of cataract is related to aging of the eye. Other causes of cataract include:
How quickly the cataract develops varies among individuals and may even be different between the two eyes. Most age-related cataracts progress gradually over a period of years. Read More if you are over 50 years old.
Other cataracts, especially in younger people and people with diabetes, may progress rapidly over a short time. It is not possible to predict exactly how fast cataracts will develop any given person.
Cataracts are treated by Surgery. Cataract surgery is the only way a cataract can be removed. However, if symptoms of cataract are not bothering you very much, surgery may not be needed. Sometimes a simple change in your eyeglass prescription may be helpful.
No medications, dietary supplements or exercises have been shown to prevent or cure cataracts. Have specific questions about Cataract Surgery or need to schedule a consultation? Call us at 615.340.4733 or send us an email today.