What is a Cataract?
A cataract is a gradual clouding of your eye’s natural lens that prevents light from passing clearly into the retina at the back of your eye. Cataracts are a natural part of the body’s aging process. Unfortunately, once they begin to develop cataracts will gradually grow more and more opaque. This progressive opacity results in blurry, dim, and faded vision that worsens over time.
Cataracts are the number one cause of blindness in American seniors, however, they are easily treated in a safe and comfortable surgical procedure. At Brooks Eye Associates, we utilize cutting-edge technology and surgical techniques to ensure the safety and comfort of all of our patients.
If you have cataracts, Dr. Brooks is an expert at effectively restoring your vision through cataract surgery. To learn more about cataract surgery and your premium lens implant options, please call us today at (972) 737-1181.
Typical cataract symptoms include:
- Blurry, distorted vision
- Faded colors
- Increased light sensitivity
- Double vision
- Difficulty reading in dim light
- Difficulty driving at night
- Halos and glare around bright lights
Nearly half of all Americans between the ages of 65–74 have cataracts, and this statistic increases to 70% once you reach age 75. Many people first notice a problem when their reading glasses or bifocals no longer help them see as clearly as they once did. However, others may encounter cataracts at a younger age due to a previous eye injury, inflammation, disease, or certain medications such as steroids.
The Benefits of Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is one of the safest, most predictable, and most successful surgeries in modern medicine. In fact, it’s one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the world. Dr. Brooks has personally performed thousands of successful cataract procedures in his career.
During cataract surgery, the cloudy, natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear, permanent artificial lens.
At Brooks Eye Associates we offer a variety of Advanced Technology Lenses that can provide a more robust range of clear vision. In fact, some of our patients are able to actually see better and more clearly with their lens implants than they did prior to developing cataracts.
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If you have cataracts and are ready to experience clear, sharp, colorful vision again, please contact Brooks Eye Associates today or call (972) 737-1181 to schedule a consultation. We serve patients throughout Plano, Frisco, and Dallas, Texas.