Cataracts Diagnosis and Treatment in San Antonio, TX

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what are Cataracts?

For most people, cataracts are simply a normal part of the aging process that usually develops after an individual reaches 40, the typical age when the proteins of the eye's lens can start to degrade or lump together. The fogginess resulting from cataracts gradually worsens and keeps light from hitting the retina correctly. This clouding of the eye's lens leads to vision impairment, and often, total blindness if not detected early and treated properly. Owing to advancements in ocular techniques and technologies, there are many solutions available. Call our team at Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX to schedule an appointment, and learn how we can improve your eye health.


At Focal Point Vision, our board-certified ophthalmologists develop highly customized treatment plans for individuals with cataracts, depending on what other conditions they may have as well, such as astigmatism, myopia, or hyperopia. Based on your unique vision needs, we offer different packages to address your cataract in conjunction with any refractive errors you may have. This could include basic cataract surgery (typically done with a laser) paired with astigmatism correction, an implantable contact lens, or light-adjustable lens surgery. To learn more, view the details about our various packages or get in touch with our office and speak to a member of our team.

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How do cataracts form?

The majority of cataracts form due to aging or injury, which can change the tissue making up the lens of the eye. However, there are a number of other factors, such as genetic disorders, health problems, other eye conditions, previous eye surgery, and diabetes.

How do cataracts affect your vision?

As cataracts are a cloudy segment of the eye's natural lens, they often cause blurry vision. As they spread, they will gradually block more and more light from reaching the retina, making it even harder to see. These effects are made especially prominent at night.

When should cataracts be removed?

Cataracts should be removed as soon as you notice them causing impediments to your eyesight. This can be in a number of forms, including excessive fogginess and double vision. If you notice your vision is constantly leaving you feeling disoriented or distracted due to cataracts, it is likely a good idea to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.


San Antonio, TX people who have any symptoms like these or who haven’t received a comprehensive eye exam recently should set up a visit to Focal Point Vision right away. Particularly for people who are past the age of 40, having comprehensive eye exams every other year is integral to catching and managing cataracts and multiple other eye conditions. With a prompt diagnosis, we can recommend a unique plan to help you deal with your cataracts.

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