When might I need cataract surgery?

istock 1147195747 1 Cataracts are a common vision disorder that can occur, typically in senior patients. It is more commonly known for causing clouded vision that can eventually progress to the point that it impacts one’s daily life. At this point, patients might start talking to their eye physician about undergoing cataract surgery. But how do you know when it’s time to commit to surgery to treat your cataracts? Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer of Skokie, IL is here to help patients better understand the condition and know when it’s time to have surgery performed.

What are cataracts?

Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer describes cataracts as an often age-related condition that can cause the clouding of vision. It is determined that approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts and it is the most common vision condition experienced by both men and women throughout the United States. In the earlier stages, most patients find the symptoms to be minimally bothersome, though the condition can progress and cause extensive clouding that interferes with vision and can eventually lead to blindness. To treat cataracts, many patients turn to surgery during which the natural lens of the eye is replaced with an artificial lens to eliminate the clouding and restore clearer vision.

When should I consider cataract surgery?

Most patients will determine at which point cataract surgery may be considered. For many individuals, when cataracts begin to interfere with their daily activities, including work, reading, and driving, it might be time to think about moving forward with this procedure. Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer can monitor the condition over time and make recommendations based on his experience and his relationship with the patient. In many cases, if it is too difficult for patients to carry on their normal activities each day, surgery should be discussed.

Do you believe it’s time for cataract surgery?

Contact Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer and his team in Skokie, IL at (847) 677-2794 to discuss your needs. Our practice, located at 9150 Crawford Avenue, Ste. #201, accepts new and current patients considering the best in eye and vision care. Now is the time to take the step to clearer vision and healthier eyes with Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer!

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