Cataracts are an eye disease in which cloudy spots form on the eyes’ lenses,
causing blurred vision. While cataracts do sometimes gradually form as
people age, in other instances they can form rapidly and cause serious
vision problems. Specifically, cataracts can impede your eye’s ability
to take in light. Here are some signs you should consider cataract surgery.
- You Suffer from Blurred Vision
Although the cloudy spots that characterize cataracts can begin forming
quite early, they don’t pose any problems until they start affecting
your vision. If you notice that your vision is becoming blurry, this is
a sign that you should consult with an ophthalmologist about
cataract surgery. Blurry vision can decrease your quality of life and make everyday tasks
difficult to perform. For example, you might find it difficult to stay
productive at work. Reading street signs while you are driving may also
become more difficult as your vision deteriorates. There is no way to
correct cataracts without cataract surgery, so be sure to consult Dr.
Mark Hornfeld to see if you are eligible for cataract surgery.
- Your Doctor Recommends Surgery
When you first begin to notice clouding in your eyes, it is important to
stay in constant contact with your doctor. If your doctor suggests surgery
as a treatment option, this is obviously an important signal that you
should indeed consider it. Having a doctor’s recommendation is important
because not everyone is a candidate for cataract surgery. For example,
if you have had previous eye conditions, your eyes could be unfit for
a cataract operation.
If you suffer from cataracts and would like to explore surgery as a treatment
Mark Hornfeld at (212) 580-8881. Dr. Hornfeld is a New York City ophthalmologist with
extensive experience in treating cataracts. In addition, he can help you
correct your vision with the latest technology and most advanced treatment