Cataracts and Cataract Surgery Co-Management
The formation of cataracts are a normal part of aging and are commonly seen in patients older than 60. A cataract is defined as a clouding of the once clear lens inside of the eye. When this lens becomes clouded, it is no longer able to transmit a clear image to the back of the eye, resulting in decreased vision. Some common symptoms of cataracts are increased glare, halos around lights, difficulty reading and decreased vision.
Risk factors for the development of cataracts include:
- UV light exposure
- Eye injuries
- Use of steroid medications
- Certain genetic conditions
We routinely check for the presence of cataracts during our comprehensive eye exam. If cataracts are present and the patient feels they are preventing them from continuing with their activities of daily living, cataract surgery may be recommended. We will be happy to refer you to a trusted and respected cataract surgeon. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries and has a high success rate.
Following cataract surgery, we offer post-operative care in co-management with your cataract surgeon.