Cataracts affect nearly 25 million Americans and are the leading cause of blindness in older individuals. At Stevens Eye Care, Clayton Stevens, MD, can correct cataracts with advanced technology and implants. Men and women living in and around Biloxi, Mississippi, can get help safeguarding their vision from cataracts with evaluations and treatment plans from Stevens Eye Care. You can schedule an appointment by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.
The lens of your eye is normally clear, but when proteins clump together and form cataracts, the lens clouds. The proteins converge most often because of the aging process, but injury and surgery can also be to blame.
Cataracts may start to form as early as your 40s, but you won’t notice vision changes until it gets larger over the next 10-20 years. If cataracts aren’t treated, it can lead to permanent blindness.
At first, you may not notice much change in your vision, but as your cataracts increase in size, you may experience:
Cataracts can make your eyes more sensitive to light and make bright colors appear dull or yellow.
Cataracts can form in different ways. You may experience:
Nuclear cataracts can cause blurry vision because the center of your lens gradually hardens and yellows.
At Stevens Eye Care, Dr. Stevens offers the most advanced techniques with state-of-the-art technology to help restore clear vision.
In the early stages, cataracts may be corrected with eyeglasses and proper lighting when you read or do detail work. When a cataract starts to affect your vision seriously, however, Dr. Stevens recommends surgery to remove the defective lens and replace it with an intraocular lens.
A new lens clears up your vision and corrects refractive vision problems. You can get specialized lenses, such as:
If you suspect you have cataracts, contact Stevens Eye Care for an evaluation. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.