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.
About Cataracts Reviews
"Wish I could give Dr. Lehman 10 Stars! I began to have problem driving because of light flaring because of cataracts. Pretty quickly I could only read very large print. Dr. Lehmann diagnosed and encouraged immediate correction. He removed my natural lenses and replaced them with plastic lenses. I went from having to wear glasses/contacts since elementary school to having 20-10 vision--for life. These plastic lenses will not change as I get older. Another eye surgeon I visited performs cataract surgery using another common procedure: remove the cataract, reshape the natural lenses to 20/20. But in this procedure, the patient's eyes will flatten as they age-requiring glasses or contacts again. This other surgeon encouraged me to wait out the (increasingly dangerous and lost vision) eyesight situation, until my eyes were just unusable. However, Dr. Lehmann said there is no reason to wait at all (because implants won't age). The surgery went smoothly. I overheard him praying for the patients around me, prior to surgery. He operated on my eyes in the afternoon, and by 8 am the next morning I had perfect vision. A year later, I'm still very grateful that I had an amazing and Godly eye surgeon. I wake up and can see close or far away perfectly--no eye products--no regimen. Yay!"- K.M. / Yelp / Nov 08, 2019
"Dr Yang is the best. She removed cataracts from both my eyes and both times it was an easy and pleasant experience."- D.M. / Google / Jan 07, 2020
"Dr. Maverick and the entire staff at Focal Point were awesome. If you have cataracts and want to see better...I highly recommend Dr. Maverick and Focal Point Vision."- B.D. / Google / Nov 07, 2019
"Courteous staff, patient friendly! Had cataracts removed,Dr. Lehmann corrected my astigmatism. Highly recommend for LASIK surgery. Best investment I ever made to have 20/20 vision at 66 years old."- E.R. / Facebook / Dec 05, 2019
"Purpose of my visit was evaluation of my cataracts & plan for an appropriate surgical solution. Everything went very well. The obvious knowledge, competence, and positive helpful attitude of the entire staff from doctors to administrative, put me at ease knowing I was in good hands. This is the way medical care should be."- D.S. / Google / May 07, 2019
TREATMENT FOR CATARACTS
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.
Cataract and Astigmatism Self Assessment
Benefits of Cataract Surgery
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.
DO I HAVE CATARACTS?
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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