For many, one of the telltale signs of aging is vision loss. As the years continue to roll along, a variety of different vision issues may interfere with your day-to-day life, one of the more common being cataracts.
Cataracts affect vision by clouding the lens of the eye. Most of the time, cataracts are caused by normal aging. They may occur in one eye or both, but they do not spread from one eye to the other. Cataracts cause vision to appear cloudy, making it difficult to read small print or drive at night. It is a slowly progressing condition, and as such, you may not notice any vision issues at all. As the cataract grows, the area of cloudiness will also grow, causing objects to look dull or blurry. Here is a short list of cataract symptoms:
- Faded colors
- Vision that seems blurred or cloudy
- Appearance of a halo around lights, including when driving
- Frequent changes in eyeglass prescription
- Poor night vision
- Double Vision
Being diagnosed with cataracts is not the end of the world; however, taking proactive steps to protect your vision should be a priority. One of the safest and most cost-effective treatments is All-Laser Cataract Surgery.
Benefits of All-Laser Cataract Surgery
Once a cataract is detected, your ophthalmologist will recommend treatment options tailored specifically to your needs. All-Laser cataract surgery provides immediate, long-lasting results, offering the following benefits:
Safety – As a bladeless procedure, a precision, computer-controlled laser is used to complete many of the most challenging steps of the surgery, optimizing both incisions and capsulotomies.
Greater Accuracy – Most laser surgical procedures provide greater accuracy than traditional methods, and cataract surgery is no different. Using laser incisions offers pinpoint accuracy, removing any element of human error caused by using a hand-held blade.
Shorter Recovery Time – With no stitches, patches or needles required to perform the procedure, recovery time is reduced, and overall comfort level increases. The incisions made by the lasers are self-sealing, and naturally heal in a short period of time.
Potential for Clearer Vision – If you are fitted with a multi-focal lens as part of your cataract procedure, you may be able to enjoy excellent vision without the need for glasses. All-Laser cataract surgery also enables the surgeon to correct astigmatism during the procedure.
While aging is inevitable, advancements in technology provide new and exciting solutions that enable us to keep our vision – and our perspective – clear for years to come! For more information regarding All-Laser cataract surgery, or other vision treatments, please contact the Nielsen Eye Center today.