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11 Oct 2018

Common symptoms of cataracts

Common symptoms of cataracts

Listed below are common symptoms of cataracts.  Cataracts are one of the most common reasons for visual impairment in older Australians. If you think you’re suffering from symptoms of cataracts, we can help.  Get in touch today.

9 symptoms of cataracts

As we age, proteins inside the lenses in our eyes begin to pacify into a cloudy lens, which is also known as cataracts. Cataracts have a variety of negative consequences on vision including:

  • Clouded vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Dim vision
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Poor night vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Seeing halos around lights at night
  • Frequent changes in the prescription for glasses or contact lenses

Cataract surgery replaces the cloudy lens that is the cataract, but it is also necessary to remove the lens. Originally, patients had no choice but to wear glasses or contact lenses after surgery to achieve optimal vision.

In 1945, however, scientists created the first artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to replace the eye’s natural lens after it was removed during cataract surgery. There has been an enormous evolution in IOL’s since.

Freedom Eye Laser helps cataract patients in 4 ways

Freedom Eye Laser has exciting news for the many Australians suffering from vision problems related to ageing eyes. The Extended Range of Focus (EROF) Lenses can be used to replace the cloudy lens that develops as a cataract. They allow people to enjoy freedom from glasses and contact lenses for the rest of their lives.

When patients consult with Dr James Genge at Freedom Eye Laser, their cataracts can be treated and their vision improved to a degree they may not have enjoyed since childhood. Extended Range of Focus (EROF) Lenses allow him to provide patients with:

  • Amazing multi-distance vision, providing an enormous reduction in the need for glasses for near, intermediate, or far distances.
  • A spectrum of focus from infinity to close up so that the world is always in focus.
  • Minimal haloing around lights that resolves with neuroadaptation.
  • No significant loss of contrast sensitivity, making everything they see more clearly.

While cataracts can’t always be avoided, with cataract surgery and Intraocular Lens replacement, we can help our patients to enjoy a miraculous improvement in vision.

If you have questions about cataracts, cataract surgery, and lens replacement with the Extended Range of Focus (EROF) Lenses, contact Freedom Eye Laser today and schedule a consultation.