Many people in Boulder, Colorado have cataracts that look like dirty or even foggy windows. This makes one’s vision much less clear. While there is generally no pain associated with cataracts, it can make daily activities more difficult. A cataract is an eye obstruction that can develop in the lens or a small envelope of its own. They reduce the passing of light into the eye, causing blurry vision. Boulder Eyes offers cataract surgery to eligible candidates in Boulder.
Causes of Cataracts
Cataracts can be caused by many things including old age, long-term sun exposure, or even hypertension. No matter how they form, it’s important that an eye doctor checks them out to determine whether cataract surgery is a good option for you. When a cataract becomes larger, the more it will limit visions. Corticosteroids have been proven to stunt the growth of cataracts, but cannot reduce their size.
About Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is a simple eye procedure that improves eyesight and someone’s quality of life in Boulder. At Boulder Eyes, our surgeons make a small incision on the eye near the cornea. A small ultrasound probe is then inserted into the eye and vibrations are used to dissolve the cataract itself. Pieces of the cataract are then removed from the eye. Next, an artificial lens is placed where the cataract once was. This lens helps the eye to focus better after surgery. New technology advancements provide some surgery candidates to eliminate the need for glasses. Follow-up visits are needed to stabilize one’s vision.
Schedule an Appointment to Discuss Cataract Surgery Today
When you’re interested in learning more about cataract surgery, it’s time to make an appointment at Boulder Eyes. Call our team today at 303-499-2020.