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Understanding Cataracts: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Cataracts occur when the natural lens in the eye becomes cloudy, leading to gradual vision decline. Let’s explore this common condition:

1. What Is a Cataract?

  • A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens.
  • It typically develops slowly and can affect one or both eyes.
  • Common symptoms include faded colors, blurry vision, halos around lights, and difficulty seeing at night.

2. Causes of Cataracts

  • Age: Most cataracts are age-related.
  • Other Causes:
    • Systemic diseases (e.g., diabetes)
    • Certain medications
    • Eye trauma
    • Radiation exposure
    • Genetic factors

3. Treating Cataracts

  • Modern and Safe Procedure:
    • Cataract surgery is highly effective and safe.
    • The procedure takes about 10 minutes.
    • Surgeons replace the cloudy lens with an artificial clear lens.
    • The new lens remains a permanent part of your eye.

4. The Procedure

  • Painless and Quick:
    • Topical anesthesia (eye drops) is used.
    • You can return to your regular lifestyle within 2-3 days.

5. Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • Improved Vision:
    • Say goodbye to cloudy vision.
    • Enjoy crisp, clear distance vision.
  • Freedom from Glasses:
    • Monofocal IOLs (intraocular lenses):
      • Common type; provides clear distance vision.
      • Reading glasses may be needed for nearby objects.
    • Multi-focal IOLs:
      • Clear vision at both distance and near.
      • No need for reading glasses.

6. City Eye Center’s Expertise

  • We specialize in cataract surgery.
  • Ask us about premium IOL (intraocular lenses) technology.
  • Regain clear vision and enhance your quality of life!