If the glare of bright lights at night bothers you more than they used to, or you find it more difficult to see at low light levels, you might need cataracts surgery. Fortunately, advancements in cataracts surgery can restore your vision.
Cataracts cloud the normally clear lens of your eye, causing blurry vision and increased glare from lights. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more than 20 million Americans over the age of 40 years struggle with cataracts. This degenerative disease robs the vision of more than half of people over the age of 80 in the United States.
You will likely have cataracts surgery as an outpatient; the procedure usually takes less than an hour. First, the ophthalmologist will administer drops to widen your pupil. He will then anesthetize the area so you will not feel discomfort. He may give you a sedative to help you relax, if necessary.
During a typical cataract surgery, doctors remove your old, cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial lens. Sometimes, however, he will use an ultrasound probe to break up the cataract and suck out the remnants. Your vision may be blurry immediately after the procedure but you should notice an improvement within a few days of cataracts surgery. Contact Behler Eye and Laser Center today, if you are located in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey and surrounding areas, to find out if this is the right procedure for you!