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Dr. Min answers patient’s questions about Cataracts
Can you explain what are cataracts?
Cataracts are when a cloudiness develops on the natural crystaline lens of the eye. This usually happens over time. But there are other risk factor such as the use of steroids, diabetes, and sun exposure. Cataracts can even be congenital; there are infants who are born with cataracts.
What are some symptoms I should watch for?
Cataracts will cause blurriness at all distances, and it typically affects driving vision, computer vision, watching television. Another hallmark of cataracts is increasing glare, especially at night with headlights coming at you, seeing halos around streetlights, and other things like that.
What is the treatment if I develop cataracts?
In the early stages if cataracts are not debilitating they can be monitored, and sometime changes to your eyeglass or contacts prescription can help. At the point where cataracts are interfering with your vision, and we can no longer improve your vision through corrective eyewear, that’s when surgery is recommended. In this day and age surgery is an outpatient procedure, so most people are functioning very well even the next day.
At what age do people usually develop cataracts?
Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, so they usually show up in our 60s and 70s. In our practice, and in many practices around the country, we have noticed that cataracts are showing up earlier and earlier in people, and I think some of this is because of increased sun exposure, and ultraviolet exposure from all of our electronic devices we are using. There is a higher incidence of diabetes occurring in the united states, and diabetes is one of the leading causes of cataract development.
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2200 W Henderson Rd, Ste A
Columbus, OH 43220
Phone: (614) 273-2020
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