With age and sometimes sooner because of other eye or general medical conditions, the eye develops a cataract. Cataract means that the normally clear crystalline lens, which sits about a third of the way back on the inside of the eye behind the iris and pupil, has become cloudy. Because all of the light entering the eye must pass through this lens, when it becomes cloudy with a cataract it makes vision blurry.
Symptoms of a cataract include blurred vision even with your best pair of glasses or contact lenses, glare from the headlights of cars while driving at night, needing more light to read, rapidly changing glasses prescription, and distortion of color vision.
Fortunately, this is the right era to have a cataract. While cataract is, sadly, still the leading cause of blindness in the world, here in the United States, cataract surgery is a very successful procedure to restore sight that has been lost to cataract. Drs. Kline and West, the surgeons at OC Eye Associates, are highly skilled cataract surgeons who use the latest technologies to remove your cataract and make your vision even better than it was before the cataract developed. They can achieve this result by employing laser technology and premium intraocular lens implants that can not only clear the cloudiness in the vision, but also reduce or eliminate your need for glasses for near and distance vision.
If you feel you may have a problem with cataract, call or email our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kline or Dr. West and begin your journey towards seeing your best!