World-Class Cataract Treatment Available for Residents of Harbor Bluffs, FL
Cataracts are a common problem related to aging. In fact, most Americans will have cataracts by the time they reach age 75. That’s because the eye’s lens changes naturally with age. Cataracts may first appear as a small cloudy area on your lens, but over time, it can grow and cloud more of the lens, sometimes taking on a yellowish color. This makes it harder to see and to perceive colors accurately. As a Harbor Bluffs, Florida, resident, you have access to a world-class clinic that provides cataract treatment for any type of this condition—St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute. We are a family-owned and -operated vision center that performs cataract surgery on patients of any age.
Symptoms of Cataracts
If you’re concerned that you may have a cataract and have noticed changes such as dimmer daytime vision, blurry vision, double vision in one eye, or increased sensitivity to light, you may be a candidate for cataract treatment at St. Michael’s. Other warning signs of cataract development are:
- Haloes or starbursts around lights at night
- Worsening nighttime vision
- Frequent changes in eyeglass prescription
- Increased sensitivity to light
- A need for brighter light when reading or working
Cataracts usually occur later in life, but there are types that can show up earlier. So, no matter your age, if you notice the above symptoms, you should schedule an eye exam so that your doctor can diagnose whether you indeed have a cataract. If you do, your doctor will then be able to monitor its growth and recommend corrective surgery at the right time.
A cataract operation is simple and minimally painless procedure that takes an hour or less to perform. Your surgeon will use specialized equipment to remove the clouded lens and then implant a clear artificial lens. After the surgery, you will need to protect your eye according to your doctor’s instructions for up to a week. Many patients notice an immediate improvement in vision after cataract surgery, but it takes about a month for your eye to heal completely.
Contact St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute if you like to learn more about cataract treatment at our clinic. Located in Largo, it’s just a short drive from your home in Harbor Bluffs.