Cataracts may cause a number of visual symptoms including:
- Blurry or foggy vision
- Glare (particularly with night-time driving)
- Difficulty with watching television
- Difficulty with reading
If you are suffering from these symptoms you may need a comprehensive eye examination to determine if you have cataracts. Slowly progressive vision loss and worsening symptoms are a hallmark of cataracts. When cataracts are first discovered, they may not be advanced enough to cause any significant vision problems. In this scenario, your ophthalmologist may elect to monitor your cataracts without considering surgery.
When cataracts become more advanced, they may begin to affect your ability to drive, watch television, read, or perform your daily activities. At this point it may be necessary to treat your cataracts. The only way to effectively treat cataracts is with cataract surgery. There are no eyedrops or pills that have been clinically proven to reverse the effects of a cataract.
If you have a diagnosis of cataracts or if you think you may have cataracts, then give us a call at the Eye Treatment Center to schedule a comprehensive eye examination. Our highly trained surgeons have restored vision in thousands of patients requiring cataract surgery in the Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Orange County areas.