“Cataracts are a common eye condition. Regular eye examinations can help ensure that treatment occurs at the right time for you. The following article from the American Foundation for The Blind has some useful information to help you determine if you may need treatment for cataracts. If you have questions schedule an eye examination with Dr. Rohr today – (877) 579-0202.”
Treatment: Surgical Removal
To date, no medication or eye drop has been proven to prevent or reverse cataract formation. If a cataract is causing nearsightedness or a change in an individual’s prescription, new prescription eyeglasses can help improve blurred vision. The only treatment for a cataract, however, is surgical removal of the natural lens.
When to Remove? Sooner or Later?
A cataract should not be removed simply because it is present. Many people have cataracts that do not cause blurred vision, interfere with activities of daily living, or otherwise prevent them from leading active and productive lives. In such cases, these individuals should not undergo unnecessary surgery to remove their cataracts.
However, if an individual has blurred vision that makes it difficult to read print or read signs while driving; has disabling glare while driving at night; or has difficulty engaging in hobbies such as knitting, crocheting, or card games, it is time to consider cataract surgery. Continue reading When Should an Individual Have Cataract Surgery