About Cataracts

Understanding Changes in Your Vision

Good News!
You Have Cataracts.

You may be wondering why we would say such a thing. But the fact of the matter is, once it’s time for cataract surgery, that’s when you can choose the vision you want for the rest of your life!

The facts about cataract surgery:

  • Over 24 million Americans currently have cataracts
  • 90% of people will develop cataracts by age 65
  • Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgical procedure in the U.S.
  • Standard cataract surgery is usually covered by medical insurance, including Medicare.

More than 1.8 million people have Advanced Cataract Surgery each year in the United States.


Changes in Your Vision

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. It can be compared to a window that is frosted or yellowed, or looking through a foggy or dusty car windshield. Things look blurry, hazy or less colorful with a cataract. The lens inside your eye is subject to the effects of age just like any other body part – with time, it just doesn’t function like it used to. When we are younger, the human lens is clear and flexible so objects at a variety of distances are easily focused. As time goes by the clear lens gradually, and sometimes rapidly, becomes cloudy, forms a cataract, and focus starts to fail.

What Causes Cataracts?

The most common type of cataract is related to the normal aging process of the eye. Other causes of cataracts include family history, medical conditions like diabetes, traumatic or surgical eye injury, medications, long-term unprotected exposure to sunlight, or occupational exposure.

Cataract Candidacy Quiz

If you’re over 55 and have noticed cloudy or blurry vision, you may have cataracts.
Find out if cataract surgery may help with this 10-question quiz.


Common Symptoms of Cataracts

Blurry Vision and/or
Double Vision

Glare and/or
Light Sensitivity

Poor Night Vision

Fading or Yellowing

Individuals should consider advanced cataract surgery when decreased vision interferes with normal daily activities. Ocala Eye cataract surgeons use advanced techniques that can restore your vision to a more youthful state – and even help you say goodbye to glasses!

FREE Cataract Guide

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