Suddenly developing cloudy and fuzzy vision can be an unexpected change, and make life more difficult. This could be the development of cataracts, while typically occurring over time, is usually noticed abruptly. If you believe you might have cataracts, cataract surgery could be a great option for you. Here is everything you need to know about cataracts.
What Are Cataracts?
Cataracts can occur when a cloudy area forms on the lens of your eyes. Since your lens is clear, you are able to see everything clearly. When it becomes cloudy, vision can become blurred, hazy, and become more difficult to see clearly. This condition can develop over time slowly and typically occurs in those who are older.
What Can Cause Cataracts?
Knowing the causes of cataracts can help possibly prevent them from occurring, or being able to catch them early on. Some possible causes of cataracts include but is not limited to:
- Excessive drinking
- Excessive smoking
- Excess exposure to sunlight
- Chronic diseases such as diabetes
There are also other possible causes of cataracts such as steroid use and nutritional deficiency. While these causes do not for sure lead to cataracts, scientists and doctors do believe they increase the likelihood of developing them.
Symptoms of Cataracts
Symptoms of cataracts can change drastically from person to person, depending on the state it is in. Generally speaking however, some of the common symptoms you can experience if you have cataracts include problems with glare, problems with nighttime vision, nearsightedness and farsightedness, as well as vision that feels filmy or foggy.
Give Us a Call Today!
Dr. Sondheimer and his team of expert healthcare professionals, located in Skokie, IL, are dedicated to helping you reclaim your best life and improve your vision again. If you’re interested in cataract surgery, give us a call at 847-677-2794 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit us at www.drsondheimer.com for more information.