Texas Cataract

Cataract Surgery Questions

Dallas & Fort Worth, Texas

 

When do cataracts typically occur?

What cataract treatment options are available at Carter Eye Center?

Why must the eyes natural lens be removed during cataract surgery?

What are some of the signs of cataract development?

How will cataract surgery improve my lifestyle?

Why should I choose Carter Eye Center for cataract removal?

 

When do cataracts typically occur?

 

Although it is hard to predict when cataracts will develop, there are certain risk factors that can be evaluated annually. Your chances of developing cataracts increase if you meet any of these criteria:

  • If you're over the age of 50 (almost a 50% chance)
  • If you're over 65, the chances are even higher
  • Spend a lot of time in the sun
  • Eat a poor diet
  • Have early development in your family history
  • Ignore other vision problems

 

You should have your eyes checked annually to evaluate vision loss from cataracts.

 

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What cataract treatment options are available at Carter Eye Center?

 

The only definitive way to eliminate cataracts is through surgery. However, if Dr. Carter has reason to believe your cataracts will not worsen, you might be able to avoid surgery.

 

A stronger glasses prescription may be an alternate solution, at least until there's evidence of your vision becoming blocked by the cataract.

 

Cataract surgery is extremely effective and is a routine procedure performed throughout the world. Dr. Carter has helped thousands of Dallas residents say good bye to blurry vision with effective and safe cataract surgery.

 

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Why must the eyes natural lens be removed during cataract surgery?

 

The lens has the job of focusing light correctly on the retina to enable clear vision.

 

Once cataracts form on the eyes natural lens, there is no known method of removing them and retaining the lens. Instead, the lens must be removed and a man-made lens inserted in its place.

 

Today's lens options allow for a broader range of vision without glasses than the older lenses.

 

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What are some of the signs of cataract development?

 

You may notice any of the following:

  • Vision becoming blurred over time
  • Hazy or distorted vision
  • Deteriorating night vision
  • Unusual amounts of glare in bright light
  • A halo effect around lights in the evening

 

At the first sign of impaired vision, its important to schedule a thorough eye exam at Carter Eye Center.

 

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How will cataract surgery improve my lifestyle?

 

Cataract surgery can give you the freedom to resume a fully active life, doing such things as:

  • Read
  • Watch television
  • Do crafts
  • Work on the computer
  • Drive in daylight or nighttime
  • Avoid injury due to poor vision
  • Regain total independence

 

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Why should I choose Carter Eye Center for cataract removal?

 

Dr. Carter and his staff are trusted throughout the Dallas community. As leaders in the field of cataract surgery and a variety of other vision improvement procedures, the Carter Eye Center professionals work hard to maintain patient trust, with the latest technology, personal attention and impressive results.

 

Choose the vision leader on the forefront of cataract removal technology. Call or email Carter Eye Center in Dallas, Texas today for your complete cataract destination.