The lens of the eye contains proteins but is normally clear, making it possible for light to enter the eye, which is essential to sight. However, it is possible for the proteins to clump together to form cataracts. The clumps cloud the lens, making light unable to enter, which can cause blindness. If you experience symptoms such as loss of vision or trouble reading, you should see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. For more information on cataracts, watch this video.
Early diagnosis of cataracts is important in treatment, which is why visiting an eye doctor on a regular basis is important. For advanced cases, an intraocular lens implant can be placed to restore vision. Learn more about treatment for cataracts in New York by calling Dr. Mark Hornfeld at (212) 580-8881.