There are many different types of vision problems out there that can affect a person, which is why routine eye exams are so vital for everyone to have. Catching a condition or a problem is essential, especially early on. When it comes to cataracts, it is essential that the early stages of the condition are treated as necessary and that any surgeries are taken into consideration once the issue gets worse. Here at the optical offices of our eye surgeon, Dr. Sheldon Cowen, you can get the 98104 cataract surgery and comprehensive cataract care that you will need if you happen to have this condition and need medical assistance.
Cataracts develop when the lens of the eye thickens. The lens is very much like the lens of a camera. It is the clear, curved portion of the eye just over the pupil. As the lens, or the cornea, becomes thicker over time, your vision will become blurrier and more clouded. Eventually, it may feel as if you are trying to look through a frost glass or a fogged window. Initially, cataracts may develop symptoms similar to a worsening visual acuity. Similarly, early treatment for cataracts simply involve prescribing stronger and stronger lenses that will be able to provide your eyes with the clarity of sight that they need. Eventually, though, this will not be enough. As cataracts get worse, it will be more and more difficult to see, and it may eventually become impossible. When this occurs, you will need surgery. When it comes to 98104 cataract surgery, our eye surgeon Dr. Sheldon Cowen can help. Dr. Cowen will first remove your thickened lenses and once they are removed will replace them with synthetic ones that will provide you with clear vision instead.
You may be at risk for developing cataracts if you have a family medical history of the condition, if you have diabetes, if you have ever suffered from prolonged sun exposure or damage to the eyes, or if you are over the age of 65. Remember, though, eye diseases can happen to anyone, and even children can get cataracts – which is why routine eye exams are so important. If you are in need of 98104 cataract surgery, please call us here at our office to schedule an appointment with our eye surgeon Dr. Sheldon Cowen today.
By Dr. Sheldon J. Cowen
December 16, 2015