image21184Cataracts are a leading cause of vision issues for people over 40 and are one of the main causes of blindness.

A cataract is described as cloudiness in your eye. This cloudiness is in the eye’s lens behind the pupil and is caused by proteins clumping together.

Cataracts can start small and develop slowly. They may not even be noticeable at first, though you may notice a slight blur in your vision. Sometimes, you can see symptoms only when you are looking at bright lights. Cataracts can continue to worsen, and you may feel the effects only once the cataracts are more developed.

There are different kinds of cataracts, and they can have different causes. Aging and other medical conditions can contribute to the development of cataracts in your eyes.

Since there are many conditions that can lead to cataracts, it is really important to visit your eye doctor regularly. It is best to catch cataracts early, and we can do that with routine examinations.

Though some medications can improve your vision, the best course of action is surgery to restore your vision. The clouded lens can be removed, and this surgery is generally successful.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today at (208) 344-2020 if you have any questions or think that you may have cataracts.