Your eye has a clear, natural lens which is crucial to vision. Over time, age and other factors can lead to your eye’s lens becoming cloudy. This cloudiness is known as cataracts. Cataracts can cause a number of issues, including blurred vision. Bay Area early cataract surgeon Mark Mandel, MD, recommends laser cataract surgery for patients suffering from blurry vision due to cataracts. Here, he discusses the three benefits of cataract surgery for early cataracts.
1. Improved Vision
Even if your cataracts are in their early stages, they can still impact your vision. Cataracts can cause countless vision issues, including the following:
- Cloudy vision
- Fading or yellowing of colors
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Lights appearing too bright
- Halos or starbursts around lights
- Difficulty performing everyday tasks without additional light
- Double vision
- Frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription
Early cataract surgery can improve your vision and improve or completely eliminate the above vision issues. Because Mark Mandel, MD, offers all of the latest technologies and lens implants, including the light adjustable lens, you choose both the type of lens you receive during cataract surgery and the technology used to perform the procedure. Your lens options depend on your unique vision needs. When it comes to surgery, you can choose between surgery performed by hand or surgery performed with the assistance of laser technology.
2. Avoid Long-Term Risks
In addition to the impacts on vision, cataracts carry additional long-term risks if left untreated. As discussed above, cataracts are treated surgically. This is done either manually or with the assistance of laser technology. While all surgery carries the risk of complications, those risks can actually increase if cataracts are left untreated. Over time, untreated cataracts can become hypermature cataracts. A hypermature cataract is an untreated cataract that has grown to become dense and hard. Treating a hypermature cataract carries more surgical risk than treating an early cataract. Additionally, a hypermature cataract can lead to other eye conditions. The best way to avoid long-term risks is to treat early cataracts with cataract surgery.
3. Prevent Blindness
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness across the globe. Cataracts will not get better on their own. There are no pills, eye drops, exercises or lenses that can prevent or cure cataracts. Treating cataracts early with early cataract surgery means that you avoid the risk of blindness caused by untreated cataracts.
Schedule Cataract Surgery at Optima Eye
Cataracts do not get better over time. If you are suffering from blurry vision due to cataracts, then it is time to schedule a personal consultation with Bay Area cataract surgeon Mark Mandel, MD, by sending an email or calling 877-210-2020 ext. 3 today.