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By Brandon Eye Associates
November 12, 2018
Category: Ophthalmology
Tags: Cataracts   Cataract surgery  

How the ophthalmologists in Brandon, Plant City and Sun City, FL, can help with cataracts

If you are experiencing cloudy vision, you might have cataracts. They are a common eye condition, especially as you age, and they can becataracts corrected with state-of-the-art treatments like surgery. The ophthalmologists at Brandon Eye Associates in Brandon, Plant City and Sun City, FL can help you and your eyes.

Cataract Basics

Cataracts are caused by clumping of the protein in the lens of your eye, causing cloudiness and affecting your vision. You may be at higher risk of cataracts if you smoke, have diabetes, or if you spend a lot of time in bright sunlight.

You can do a lot to prevent cataracts by not smoking, and making sure you eat a healthy diet rich in antioxidants from fruits and leafy green vegetables. When you spend time out in bright sunlight, always wear sunglasses.

There are common, recognizable signs and symptoms to look for to determine if you have cataracts. According to the Mayo Clinic, you should pay attention to:

  • Clouded or blurred vision
  • Problems seeing at night
  • Light or glare sensitivity
  • Needing brighter light for reading
  • Seeing a halo around a light source
  • Color fading or yellowing
  • Double vision in one eye

If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, you should visit the experts—the ophthalmologists at Brandon Eye Associates can determine if cataract surgery is right for you! Surgery typically involves taking out the clouded lens and replacing it with a clear artificial substitute known as an intraocular lens.

Cataract surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, so there is no hospital stay. Healing is usually complete at about eight weeks. If you have developed cataracts in both eyes, cataract surgery will be performed on one eye, and after that eye has healed, the other eye will be surgically treated.

Contact Us Today!

Having clear vision is important to your quality of life. Cataracts can make vision blurry, but help is available with just a simple phone call! You can say goodbye to cataracts by calling the ophthalmologists at Brandon Eye Associates in Brandon, Plant City and Sun City, FL today at (813) 684-2211.



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