A cataract is a condition of clouding in your lens, causing blurred vision. If your sight feels like looking through a fogged-up window, the best thing to do is seek medical attention from an expert. Fortunately, Dr. Leonard Achiron and Dr. David O’Day of Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center help people with cataracts in Atlanta through having the most innovative cataract treatment.
Any treatment procedure is designed based on your specific needs that should first be evaluated and examined. If you notice any changes in your vision that are suspicious such as double vision, sudden eye pain, or flashes of light, do not hesitate to contact your provider. Most cataracts develop gradually over time, and therefore diagnosis should be accurate.
Your medical history and symptoms are reviewed to determine whether you have cataracts. Some of the signs that can be diagnosed include:
- Blurred, clouded, or dim vision
- Light and glare sensitivity
- Double vision in a single eye
- Seeing halos around lights
- Increasingly difficulty with vision at night
- Yellowing or fading of colors
- Increased nearsightedness
If you experience any of the symptoms before your annual eye exam, they should alert you to see a doctor.
An eye examination can also be done, including several tests such as visual acuity test, slit-lap examination, and a retinal exam.
The most effective cataract treatment, when glasses don’t seem to clear your vision, is surgery. However, cataracts develop slowly, and there is no rush to remove them as they are harmless. On the other hand, the symptoms can worsen and begin to affect your daily life. It can also be severe for people with chronic conditions such as diabetes. Therefore, it is necessary to discuss with your doctor about the right time to have cataract surgery.
Cataract Surgery Procedure
Should it be concluded that surgery is the most effective treatment option for your condition, Dr. O’Day and Dr. Achiron performs the procedure in the most advanced way. Numbing eye drops are used to assure your comfort during the process and to block any pain. Incisions are made using a laser, and the cataract lens is broken and removed and is replaced by an artificial lens (IOL).
At Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center, you have an option to replace your natural lens with a multifocal lens. Such includes AcrySof ReStor, Crystalens, and TECNIS multifocal IOL.
How You Can Prevent Cataract
Several strategies can help to reduce or regulate some of the symptoms associated with the development of cataracts.
- Regular eye examinations can help detect cataracts or any other eye complications in the early stages, making it easier to prevent the condition from worsening.
- Managing other health problems, such as diabetes, can reduce the worsening of cataracts and reduce their risks.
- Consuming a healthy diet that includes plenty of vegetables and fruits may increase your body’s antioxidants that help maintain your eye’s health.
- Wearing sunglasses may protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet B rays, which can contribute to cataracts development.
- Reducing alcohol use and avoiding smoking can also reduce the risks of cataracts.
Finally, you can improve your vision without having to bear the burden of glasses or contact lenses. You can get cataract surgery and get the most advanced replacements for your cataract lens at Atlanta Vision Cataract & Laser Center. You need to improve the quality of your life. Get more information by reaching out to Dr. O’Day and Dr. Achiron.