Cataracts are a debilitating eye condition that can happen when proteins in the lens of the eye become clouded, causing blurry vision and other problems. People who have cataracts often report seeing as if they are looking through a fogged up window and have difficulty reading, driving and seeing expressions on people’s faces. For cataracts in Queens, call New York Cornea Consultants for an exam and treatment options.
The symptoms of cataracts are usually the same in most people. Blurry vision, sensitivity to light, difficulty reading and fading colors are all part of the cataract condition. Some may also notice that colors begin to yellow, and they have trouble seeing at night. The problem with cataracts is that they develop very slowly and do not affect vision in the beginning stages. As the disease progresses, many people notice that their vision begins to get worse and worse over time. Using glasses and more lighting can help but once the vision is disturbed, it can be harder and harder to see and to treat the disease. If the condition advances to the point that the vision loss is so severe that it interrupts with a person’s day to day activities, cataract surgery may be an option. The surgery is safe and effective, and is quick and easy thanks to today’s technology. If you are suffering from cataracts in Queens, call New York Cornea Consultants to schedule an initial exam.
One of the techniques we use is the phacoemulsification technique, which removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with a clear artificial lens. The surgery requires one tiny incision that heals on its own without stitches. Once the cataracts in Queens surgery is finished, patients can see normally and without the aid of glasses or other devices. Some patients may have to wear bifocals or reading glasses in order to have full vision, however, the alternative is better than having no vision at all. This surgery for cataracts is the easiest and quickest way to treat cataracts so that patients can be on their way to seeing and feeling better in no time.