Cataracts

Cataracts

The doctors at Dakota Eyecare Associates work closely with the cataract surgeons at Minnesota Eye Consultants to provide the very latest in cataract surgery technologies and patient care. We feel strongly that Minnesota Eye Consultants offers our patients the best available when it comes to cataract surgery.

Please explore the link below that will take you to the information provided by Minnesota Eye Consultants to learn more about cataracts and options available in cataract surgery.

www.mneye.com/cataract-surgery.htm

A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye that leads to a decrease in vision. Left untreated, it is the most common cause of blindness and is conventionally treated with surgery. Vision loss occurs because opacification of the lens obstructs light from passing through and being focused on to the retina at the back of the eye. The most common cause for cataracts is biological aging and over-exposure to ultraviolet light. Seeing through a cataract is similar to looking through a foggy window. People with cataracts commonly experience difficulty in appreciating colors and changes in contrast, driving, reading, recognizing faces, and coping with glare from bright lights. While there is no guaranteed way to avoid cataracts, wearing eyewear and sunwear that block 100% UVA and UVB rays can slow the onset as well as decrease the exposure to direct sunlight. Cataracts do not need to interfere with your lifestyle. If you’re concerned that you may be suffering from cataracts, call our office today to schedule an eye health evaluation.