Cataract Surgery in Tulsa OK.
Cataracts are one of the most common eye conditions affecting older people. Cataracts can cause blurred vision and other vision problems. They can even result in blindness if left untreated. Fortunately, Tulsa Eye Associates can help.
The Cause of Cataracts
Cataracts are caused by the clumping together of proteins on the lens of your eye.
Risk Factors for Developing Cataracts
There are several factors which can increase your risk of developing cataracts, including being older, smoking, having diabetes, and being in bright sunlight for long periods of time.
Signs and Symptoms of Cataracts
Some of the most common signs and symptoms of cataracts include:
- Cloudy or blurry vision
- Problems with night vision
- Sensitivity to light and glare
- Difficulty reading without bright light
- Seeing a halo around a light source
- Faded or yellowed colors
- Double vision in one eye
Treatment for Cataracts
Cataract surgery is the treatment for cataracts. Your eye doctor will determine when the time is right for you to have cataract surgery.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery at Tulsa Eye Associates uses advanced technology and techniques to remove the clouded lens of your eye and replace it with a clear artificial lens. Your surgery will most likely be performed on an outpatient basis, with no hospital stay. Healing from cataract surgery should be complete after 8 weeks. Only one eye is treated at a time, so the second eye won’t be treated until the first eye is healed completely.
Prevention of Cataracts
You can do a lot to prevent cataract formation by not smoking, keeping diabetes under control, and always wearing sunglasses when you spend time in the sun.