Signs You May Need Cataract Surgery

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If you notice cloudiness in your vision, you are not alone. More than 20 million Americas 40 years of age and older have cataracts in at least one eye. Millions of these people must have cataract surgery so they can regain their vision.

There are many signs you might be aware of that indicate you may need cataract surgery, but it is important you see the early signs. There are several behaviors that can put a person at a high risk of needing cataract surgery in the future they are:

  • Smoking
  • Using steroids
  • Diabetes
  • Excessive radiation exposure
  • Not wearing sunglasses when in the sun

The Signs

  1. Your vision becomes blurry occasionally. Every once in a while, you notice certain things are hard to see.
  2. You start to notice a brown or yellow tinge to your eyes and you can’t see well at night.
  3. Light sensitivity means you can’t stand the glare of bright lights.
  4. You can see halos around lights, which can make driving at night difficult.
  5. You may need stronger contacts or eyeglasses due to rapid change in prescription.
  6. How you see color changes.
  7. You experience double vision, which can be a sign of other conditions, especially if you have binocular vision, where two images are visible only when both eyes are open. If you have double vision in just one eye, cataracts are a common cause.

If you ever notice any of these symptoms, it is important to contact your surgeon and request to have your procedure at Effingham Ambulatory Surgery Center as soon as possible because it could be a bigger issue than cataracts. Also, keep in mind, cataracts can cause significant vision changes that need to be addressed.

If you have any questions or suspect you are developing cataracts, be sure to contact your eye surgeon about having your procedure at Effingham Ambulatory Surgery Center!