Cataracts are an eye problem characterized by cloudy vision and dulling of color perception. It is the most common eye problem that people face in the latter part of their lives. Cataracts progress at a very slow rate and many times the affected person does not realize that he or she has this problem until checked out by an ophthalmologist.
Old age is the major cause of cataracts. As we age, the lens present in our eye begins to lose its clarity and becomes cloudy due to a buildup of protein. This cloudiness of the lens prevents some light from passing through it, resulting in loss of vision.
The only solution for cataracts is surgery. During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is surgically removed and replaced by an artificial intraocular lens.
Cataract surgery at the Central Florida Eye Institute is very safe and does not endanger your eyes. There is no pain, and the results are almost immediate. The procedure takes only about 10 minutes, and you’ll be on the way back home in about two hours total. The recovery period is just a few days and then you’ll be back to your normal activities. You will have to refrain from physically demanding work for about one month.
If you want get rid of the cloudiness your cataracts are causing your vision, then consider having cataract surgery from our clinic.