Cataract Surgery Portland

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.

Protecting your eyes from sunlight and avoiding smoking are the best way to prevent cataracts. Wear sunglasses that screen out the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light rays. You may also wear regular eyeglasses that have a clear, anti-UV coating.

  • Symptoms

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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Cataract Surgery Portland

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.

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