It’s common for patients to believe that their vision naturally becomes worse as they become older, and that a stronger prescription can correct it. This can sometimes be true, but other times, patients require treatment for cataracts instead. Cataracts occur when the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy, leading to some telltale symptoms. Although your ophthalmologist can accurately diagnose cataracts, here are some symptoms to keep track of if you notice changes in your vision as you get older.
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Sensitivity to light
- Difficulty reading in dim lighting
- Seeing halos around lights
- Yellowed or faded colors
- Double vision when looking through one eye
- Cloudy or blurred vision
- Frequent changes in prescription strength
- Sudden change in vision quality
Cataracts can often present as poor vision at first and can be corrected with stronger lenses. However, if you begin experiencing the above symptoms, you should see your ophthalmologist. During an appointment, your ophthalmologist can assess your vision and recommend your best treatment options for cataracts. To schedule an appointment, contact Anh Nguyen Ophthalmology by calling or filling out our online form.
Treatment for cataracts continues to advance with improvements in technology. The LenSX laser is the latest in cataract treatment, offering precision, safety, and accuracy that cannot be achieved by any human. The LenSX laser is the first of its kind, using computer-controlled precision to automate the most challenging steps of cataract surgery, greatly reducing the chance for error. Traditional surgery requires the surgeon to make incisions and remove the cataract using surgical blades. However, with the LenSX laser, these steps are replaced by an image-guided femtosecond laser. The laser can then be used to break up the cataract into small pieces for safe removal.
One of the main benefits of choosing the LenSX laser for your cataract treatment over traditional surgery is the shortened healing time. Instead of a manual incision with a blade, the LenSX laser is used to create a perfect circle around the cataract. The same laser energy is then used to break up the cataract, which is much gentler on the corneal endothelium, resulting is a quicker healing process.
At our practice, we offer cataract treatment with state-of-art technology, including the LenSX laser. To schedule an appointment, contact Anh Nguyen Ophthalmology by calling or filling out our online form.