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At What Stage Should Cataracts be Removed?

As you age, you’re more prone to eye diseases and conditions like cataracts. Cataracts form gradually over a number of years. As they develop, they cloud the lens of your eye, blurring your vision. Once cataracts start to seriously impair your vision, you can have them removed at Sylvester Eye Care in Oklahoma City. At what stage should cataracts be removed?

Early Stages

As cataracts develop slowly over the years, you may not feel their full effect until your senior years. Early symptoms of nearsightedness or blurred vision can often be corrected with prescription eyeglasses or contacts to improve your sight.

A comprehensive eye exam from Dr. Carl Sylvester, our ophthalmologist in Oklahoma City, can determine if you have cataracts and the extent any present cataracts are affecting your vision. We’ll also check for signs of other eye conditions like age-related macular degeneration or glaucoma, which often develop in a person’s senior years. Through routine eye exams, we will monitor your eye health and visual acuity, taking measures to maintain optimal vision.

When to Have Surgery 

As cataracts progress, you may experience more severe symptoms, such as cloudy vision, the appearance of halos around lights, difficulty distinguishing colors, and loss of night vision. You may find it difficult to perform normal tasks like reading, driving, watching TV, or working on your computer. If you have another eye condition, your cataracts may interfere with treatment of that condition. Our Oklahoma City ophthalmologist will take these factors into consideration when recommending cataract surgery.

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery entails removing your clouded natural lenses and replacing them with clear synthetic ones to improve your sight. Working with our reputable eye surgeon in Oklahoma City is key to the success of your procedure.

See Our Oklahoma City Ophthalmologist for Cataract Surgery

Don’t let cataracts keep you from enjoying quality vision in your senior years. Contact Dr. Carl Sylvester, our Oklahoma eye surgeon, to learn more about cataract surgery. To schedule an appointment, call Sylvester Eye Care in North OKC at 405-607-8948 or South OKC at 405-778-8993 today.


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