Who would benefit from Cataract surgery?

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Dr. Sykes from Utah Eye Centers explains Cataract Disease and the advantages of using The Utah Eye Centers expertise, experience and latest technology.  

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. Cataracts tend to develop gradually, and are most common in older patients. Early cataracts can be present for years, causing only minor problems with vision. Sometimes, however, cataracts advance rapidly.  It is difficult to predict how quickly cataracts will cause a noticeable problem that requires surgery. The decision to have cataract surgery is based on how much trouble they are causing in day-to-day vision activities such as reading and driving at night.  Most people that live long enough will develop cataracts.

The most obvious symptom is a loss of clear or distinct vision, and occasionally poor vision in bright light such as car headlights or sunshine. Others include double vision, a reduction in the ability to distinguish colors, and an increase in the number of times reading glasses are being changed. Eyes with well developed cataracts in them have a characteristic ‘milky’ film over them, and one eye is usually affected before another.

They understand that every cataract patient is different and has different needs and desires in life. Some patients may have astigmatism, others may want to read their favorite book without the hassle of reading glasses, or they may want to play with their grandkids without worrying about their glasses or contacts. Their Cataract Surgeons are aware of their patients’ lives and strive to provide the lifestyle their patients desire, which is why they offer the most advanced intraocular lenses (IOLs) that are available and the Catalys Laser. 

The healing process for cataract surgery is smooth and simple. They ask their patients to give themselves about 48 hours of healing. They also ask patients to stay away from bending over and not lifting heavy items (25lbs or more) for 7 to 10 days.

Utah Eye Centers has locations in Salt Lake, Boutiful and Ogden. Visit www.UtahEyeCenters.com to schedule an appointment.

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