Some 24 million Americans over 40 years old develop cataracts. The team at Bronx Eye Associates in the Bronx in New York City provides state-of-the-art diagnostic, preventive, and curative solutions for men and women living with cataracts. The dedicated, detail-oriented and compassionate optometrists at Bronx Eye Associates work to successfully minimize the risks of vision loss. Call the practice today or use the online booking tool to make an appointment.
A cataract refers to the clouding of your eye’s clear lens. Its most direct equivalent would be translucent windows: You can see through it but might have a hard time distinguishing the details on the other side.
The formation of a cataract is a progressive condition that doesn’t always exhibit symptoms. As the condition builds, cataracts ultimately impact your vision. There are four main types of cataracts:
Cataracts might exhibit any of the following symptoms:
Your optometrist at Bronx Eye Associates first reviews your symptoms and medical history before performing any of the following tests:
The team of optometrists at Bronx Eyes Associates recommends surgery as the most effective treatment for cataracts. Removing cataracts isn’t urgent unless you start experiencing debilitating symptoms.
In this case, surgery might be your only option. Cataract surgery consists of removing the clouded lens and supplanting it with an artificial one.
Contact Bronx Eye Associates today by phone or online to learn more about whether you might be affected by cataracts.