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Cataract Prevention & Treatment

Your eyes are among the most fragile organs you possess. As such, it becomes important to take extra special care of them. One major eye defect that should be guarded against is the formation of cataracts. Let’s take a closer look at this particular medical condition and see how you can prevent it from destroying your vision.

What Are Cataracts?

The clouding of the lens of the eye is known as a cataract. It results in the gradual loss of vision. The clouding can affect one or both the eyes, and the patient usually displays symptoms of blurred vision, not being able to see bright lights, seeing halos around lighted objects, and observing normal colors as more faded than usual.

Reasons for Cataracts

There can be a number of reasons behind the formation of cataracts, such as:

  1. Aging: this is the most common cause for the development of cataracts.
  2. Some form of trauma that causes the lens fibers in your eyes to thicken and whiten.
  3. Light emissions such as ultraviolet radiation have been known to cause the condition. It is believed that the radiation negatively affects certain enzymes of the eye cells.
  4. Genetics are also responsible for a person developing cataracts.
  5. Certain drugs and medication, both legal and illegal, have been known to increase the risk of cataract formation.

Prevention and Treatment

Eating from food groups that are rich in vitamin E can strengthen your eyes and help prevent the onset of the disease. Early stage cataracts can usually be corrected by wearing glasses that are adjusted for your impaired vision.

Surgery can be opted for if the condition worsens steadily and begins to seriously affect your daily life. Cataract surgery has proven to be very successful in restoring vision.

Once you do detect the formation of a cloudy film over your eyes, you need to take action quickly and consult with a physician at Eye Center of Texas to find out what kind of steps you will have to take to contain and treat the problem.

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