Cataract Treatment Available for Residents of Largo, FL
Most Americans will have cataracts by the time they reach age 75. That’s because the eye’s lens changes naturally with age. And although cataracts usually occur later in life, some types can show up earlier. Often a cataract first appears as a small cloudy area on your lens, but over time, it can grow and cloud more of the lens, even taking on a yellowish hue that makes it harder to see. At St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute, we have successfully treated thousands of cataract patients in Largo, Florida, area since our founding in 1961. Our highly experienced ophthalmologists are among the area’s most respected and have contributed to research and innovation that has advanced the treatment of cataracts and other eye conditions.
What Does Cataract Surgery Entail?
A cataract operation is a simple and relatively 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 procedure, you will need to protect your eye according to your doctor’s instructions for up to a week. During that time, you may experience some discomfort, but it eases as your eye heals. It takes about a month for the eye to heal completely.
Symptoms of Cataracts
If your vision is cloudy and you’re having problems perceiving colors, it’s likely that you may have a cataract. Here are other warning signs:
- Dimming daytime vision
- Double vision in one eye
- Worsening nighttime vision
- Blurry vision
- Haloes or starbursts around lights at night
- Increased sensitivity to light
Get a Proper Diagnosis
To schedule an appointment for a proper diagnosis, or for more information about cataract treatment at St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute in Largo, contact us today. As a family-owned and -operated surgery center for three generations, we emphasize compassionate, personalized vision care.