Do I Need Cataract Surgery?
Cataracts are very common. In fact, most people develop early-stage cataracts by the time they reach their fifties. Most early cataracts cause little or no symptoms, but as they progress, they can create symptoms that interfere with day-to-day activities. The rate at which cataracts progress is extremely variable.
When is the right time to have cataract surgery? The answer is different for each patient. If you have cataracts, but are experiencing no symptoms, such as blurred vision or glare, there is no need to undergo cataract surgery. If you have blurred vision or glare that is causing a negative impact on your functional ability or quality of life, it may be time to have your cataracts removed.
When cataract surgery is performed, an artificial lens implant is placed inside of the eye to replace the focusing power of your natural crystalline lens. There are various new technologies that can reduce your dependence on glasses either for distance, reading or both.
If you think you may have cataracts and your symptoms are causing problems for you in your daily activities, please call us at 845-896-9280 to schedule an appointment for an evaluation.