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Inside our eyes, we have a natural lens. The lens bends (refracts) light rays that come into the eye to help us see. The lens should be clear. If you have a cataract, your lens has become cloudy. It is like looking through a foggy or dusty car windshield. Things look blurry, hazy or less colorful with a cataract.
Here are some vision changes you may notice if you have a cataract:
- Blurry vision
- Seeing double (when you see two images instead of one)
- Extra sensitivity to light
- Having trouble seeing well at night, or needing more light when you read
- Observing bright colors as faded or yellow instead
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Causes of Cataract
Other reasons you may get cataracts include:
Positive family history of parents, brothers, sisters, or other family members who have cataracts.
Certain medical problems, such as diabetes.
Having had an eye injury, eye surgery, or radiation treatments on your upper body.
Spending a lot of time in the sun, especially without sunglasses that protect your eyes from damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Using certain medications such as corticosteroids, which may cause early formation of cataracts. Receive top quality cataract surgery Portland.
Treatment of Cataract
Surgery is the only way to remove Cataracts.
You should consider surgery when cataracts keep you from doing things you want or need to do.
During cataract surgery, we will remove your eye’s cloudy natural lens. Then we will replace it with an artificial lens. This new lens is called an intraocular lens (or IOL). When you decide to have cataract surgery, we will talk with you about IOLs and how they work. People who have had cataract surgery may have their vision become hazy again years later. This is usually because the eye’s capsule has become cloudy. The capsule is the part of your eye that holds the IOL in place. We can use a laser procedure in the office to open the cloudy capsule and restore clear vision. This is called a capsulotomy.
The retina is the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of our eye. The retina converts the light rays into impulses that travel through the optic nerve to our brain, where they are interpreted as the images we see.
Macular hole is when a tear or opening forms in your macula. As the hole forms, things in your central vision will look blurry, wavy or distorted.
Macular pucker (also knows as Epiretinal Membrane or ERM) happens when wrinkles, creases or bulges form on your macula.
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Dr. Malihi is board certified in Ophthalmology and a fellow member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology (OAO) and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) . He is the founder of NELSI, INC., an eye care center in Portland, Oregon.
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