What are cataracts?

Cataracts

What causes cataracts?

The most common cause of cataracts is aging. As we age, the proteins in the lens of the eye start to break down and clump together. This clumping can cause the lens to become cloudy.

Other factors that can increase your risk of developing cataracts include:

Types of cataracts

There are three main types of cataracts:

Symptoms of cataracts

The most common symptoms of cataracts include:

How are cataracts diagnosed?

Cataracts are diagnosed by an eye doctor during a comprehensive eye exam. The eye doctor will use a variety of tests to assess your vision and determine if you have cataracts.

Treatment for cataracts

There is no cure for cataracts, but they can be treated with surgery. Cataract surgery is a very safe and effective procedure. The vast majority of people who have cataract surgery experience significant improvement in their vision.

Tips for coping with cataracts

If you have cataracts, there are a few things you can do to cope with the condition:

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of cataracts, it is important to see an eye doctor right away. Cataracts are a treatable condition, and early diagnosis and treatment can help you maintain your vision and quality of life.

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Adam Scarbrough Adam Scarbrough Adam is a Traverse City native. He is the Optical/Marketing Manager at Scarbrough Family Eyecare. Adam is a graduate of Central Michigan University where he studied entrepreneurship, professional sales, and marketing.

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