A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s crystalline lens which, when not treated, can result in a complete loss of vision. Cataracts are often asymptomatic at first, but can be detected during routine eye care visits. Because the risk for cataracts increases with age, it is a good idea to maintain yearly vision screenings.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of cataracts, please contact the Eye Surgery Center of Louisiana online or call 504-887-7660 to schedule an examination at one of our four office locations.

Symptoms of Cataracts

While cataracts may, at first, be asymptomatic, as they grow, they can begin producing symptoms including:

  • Blurred or clouded central vision
  • Dim vision
  • Difficulties seeing at night
  • Fading or “yellowing” colors
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Haloes around lights
  • Increased sensitivity to glare

Cataract symptoms can be slow to progress at first, but may cause rapid degeneration of vision as well.

Treating Cataracts

There is no way to treat cataracts – they must be removed.

During cataract surgery the clouded lens is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). This new lens will be impervious to future cataracts and may even address refractive errors such as myopia and hyperopia.

During your initial consultation we will answer any questions about cataract surgery that you may have and help you determine when it is best to undergo this vision-saving procedure.

To schedule your cataract surgery consultation with our experienced Metairie eye doctor, please contact us today. In addition to Metairie, we maintain offices in Gretna, Bogalusa, and Slidell.

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