Cataract is a disease of the eye that results in the clouding of the lens, it’s a type of retina damage that leads to blurring, black spots and even blindness over time. So make sure to know the signs.

Eye Care for Adults in Civil Optical

An annual eye test is needed for any adult no mater they wear eyeglasses or contact lenses or not.

If you do not normally need vision modification, you still need an eye examination every year up to the age of 40, depending on your rate of vision modification and total wellness.

Physicians regularly advise a lot more regular analyses for adults with diabetes, hypertension and numerous other ailments, since many diseases could impact on vision and eye wellness as well as general physical wellness.

Do you have Cataract ?

Cataract is a disease of the eye that results in the clouding of the lens of the eyeball. Cataracts prevent clear images from appearing on the eye’s retina; causing mild, moderate, even severe blurred vision.

Typically an eye disorder associated with aging (over half of the people in America over age 80 have either had a cataract or cataract surgery), cataracts generally occur later in life as the lens structure within the human eye changes and gets older.

During the evaluation of your eye health we will carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is noticed and the clouding is causing visual disruption, the optometrist will refer you to a trusted and respected surgeon for surgery, which is the only known cure for cataracts. Our Eye Care Practice will be there for you providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye (also called “crystalline lens”) that has developed an opacification, which is referred to as a cataract. Metabolic changes of the crystalline lens fibers over time lead to the development of the cataract and loss of transparency, causing impairment or loss of vision. During cataract surgery, a patient’s cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a synthetic lens to restore the lens’s transparency.

Following surgical removal of the natural lens, an artificial intraocular lens implant is inserted (eye surgeons say that the lens is “implanted”). Cataract surgery is generally performed by an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) in an ambulatory (rather than inpatient) setting, in a surgical center or hospital, using local anesthesia (either topical, peribulbar, or retrobulbar), usually causing little or no discomfort to the patient. Well over 90% of operations are successful in restoring useful vision, with a low complication rate. Day care, high volume, minimally invasive, small incision phacoemulsification with quick post-op recovery has become the standard of care in cataract surgery all over the world.

Prevention is better than cure!

The best way of preventing the Cataract is to protect the eyes by wearing standard sunglasses. Symptoms don’t always happen at the same time – there may only be one symptom or one symptom doesn’t reveal itself for weeks after another does.

Eye Checkup

Eye Checkup

No matter how healthy you are, it’s important to have routine eye exams to check for any potential problems that could develop. After all, our eyesight is one of our most important senses!