While Quincy cataracts will not cause any harm to your eyes nor total blindness, they can result in significant blurriness and cloudiness when it comes to your vision. At Blue Hills Eye Associates, we’re dedicated to the prompt detection and treatment of this eye disease.
In its early stages, Quincy cataracts usually don’t have any obvious effects. However, that does not mean you are not being impacted by them. They are protein deposits that grow on the outer portion of your natural eye lenses. Over time, they increase in both size and quantity and they interfere with your ability to see your best. Fortunately, prescription eyeglasses and contacts that are specifically targeted to improving your vision do an excellent job. This is true for most people for a long time. Of course, to account for the progression of the disease, your prescription will need to be updated from time to time. And eventuality, the likelihood is that there will be too much hinderance from your Quincy cataracts for you to enjoy adequate vision regardless of your corrective eyewear. There is no reason to despair when that occurs, though. There is a solution and it is surgical. It is not possible to remove the protein deposits from your natural lenses, so the lenses themselves are removed. By so doing, your blurriness and cloudiness are no longer an issue. However, since your lenses are what all you to focus, you will need something to replace them The good news is that intraocular lens implants (IOLs) are put in and they serve the role your eye lenses used to. They are available in single vision and multifocal varieties, and they will give you back a high degree of vision such that you have not experienced in quite a while.
Don’t let cataracts cause problems for you. Schedule an eye exam at our office right now for diagnosis and evaluation, which you should have once per year.