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Early Symptoms of Cataracts

Cataracts are one of the more common eye diseases — 24.4 million adults over the age of 40 have cataracts, and approximately half of people over the age of 75 are affected. Cataracts are a progressive disease, which means spotting the early signs is important so we can take the steps necessary to preserve your clear vision.

Here at Beraja Medical Institute, our team of board-certified ophthalmologists routinely helps our patients identify and remedy cataracts. While we can do our part in diagnosing and treating the problem, it’s helpful if you understand what we’re up against, which means recognizing the signs of cataracts yourself.

With that in mind, here are a few warning flags that cataracts may be taking hold.

Early stages of cataracts

Cataracts can be tough to register at first as they start off fairly small, but you should be on alert for any problems with your vision, such as:

These symptoms are somewhat related, but we wanted to cover the various ways our patients typically describe their early vision problems.

As cataracts advance

Many people don’t register cataracts until they start to grow and create issues that include:

Other signs include the need for stronger corrective lenses and brighter lights.

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms we describe above, it’s important that you come see us so we can perform a comprehensive eye exam. With our advanced equipment, we can easily spot any cataract formations on the lenses of your eyes.

Treating cataracts

Thankfully, if we diagnose cataracts, we offer an excellent solution for resolving the problem — we replace your lenses with intraocular lens (IOL) implants. Two million people in the US undergo this simple surgery each year, allowing them to see more clearly well into the future.

While cataract surgery is just that — surgery — we perform the procedure on an outpatient basis, and your results are immediate. Rest assured, we take the steps necessary to address your comfort during the procedure, including using anesthesia drops and an IV sedative.

Since there are no sutures, your aftercare isn’t terribly complicated, and you’re able to resume most of your normal activities the next day. We do ask that you avoid strenuous activities and swimming for about two weeks.

If you suspect that cataracts may be developing in your eyes, early diagnosis and intervention are important. Please contact our office in Coral Gables, Florida, by phone at 786-899-2516, or by scheduling an appointment online.

Team Beraja Medical

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