Cataracts are a very common eye condition that comes with age, certain environmental factors and some medications. Our doctors monitor the progression of cataracts annually.
Although cataracts are very common, it is important to monitor their changes as they can cause some complications including decreased vision, decreased contrast, increased glare, and some cases angle closure that can lead to glaucoma. Many people with cataracts begin to notice the early signs with difficulty night driving as the contrast is decreased and glare is increased especially with oncoming headlights.
Cataract surgery is the treatment and may sound scary but it is one of the most common surgeries done. The procedure takes about 10 minutes per eye as an outpatient surgery and only one eye is done at a time with a 2-4 week span between the two eyes. Post surgery, most patients will notice a significant improvement in their vision the next day with continual improvements over the course of the next couple weeks.
What are the Symptoms of Cataract?
Cataract eye problems start developing when the typically clear lens in your eye gets cloudy. When a cataract obscures the lens, the eye loses its ability to focus light in the same manner. This results in blurred vision or other forms of vision loss. The common symptoms of cataracts are following:
- Blurred or cloudy vision
- Double vision
- Sensitive to brighter lights
- Fading or yellowing of colors
There are no scientifically proven cures for cataracts, Although you can slow down the progression of cataracts by having regular eye examinations at Modern Optometry in Vancouver WA and the greater Portland Metro area, OR. Instead of using home remedies for cataracts, wearing sunglasses, stopping smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, and eating fruits and vegetables are also effective methods.
When Do You Need Cataract Surgery?
The formation of cataracts is a slow process. Typically, most age-related cataracts form over years and become a concern only when they begin to impair your daily activities. Cataract Surgery Specialists can recommend cataract surgery in the following scenarios:
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
- Prescription keeps changing
- Light sensitivity
- Yellowing of colors
Dr. Lois Filipelli can help you with in-home cataract evaluations. She has been helping patients all across Vancouver WA and the greater Portland Metro area, OR with exceptional eye treatment services.
Dry Eyes After Cataract Surgery - Do You Suffer From Dry Eye?
Like every other surgery, cataract surgery may also cause some side effects. It includes dry eye, which is common to have after cataract surgery. People with dry eyes may find relief from treatment within a few months of surgery.
Depending on the treatment options used, recovery from dry eye surgery might differ from person to person. If patients have dry eye disease before cataract surgery, they may need to continue with their usual treatment to alleviate symptoms.
Make an appointment with Dr. Lois Filipelli for the best post cataract dry eye treatments in Vancouver WA and the greater Portland Metro area, OR.
Cataract Treatment From Modern Optometry Eye Doctor
When searching for a “cataract specialist near me” you need to be certain that the eye care specialist you have chosen has the best credentials and proven experience. You can trust Dr. Lois Filipelli, as she is the best optometry eye doctor you can reach out to in Vancouver WA and the greater Portland Metro area, OR. She is a qualified and certified professional, who has expertise in providing exceptional cataract treatments. You can ask any question, and be sure she talks you through all the implications of cataract surgery. Make an appointment with her to avail of her exceptional in-home eye care services.
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Dr. Lois Filipelli Provide Cataract Treatment Services in the Following Washington & Oregon Areas.