My Cataracts

An Overview of Cataracts from Benefield Eye Care

At Benefield Eye Care, there are a number of common eye conditions that we see on a regular basis. One of the most common is called cataracts. It is important for everyone to be familiar with cataracts, the symptoms they cause, and how an optometrist or ophthalmologist can help. This is one of the most common problems seen in ophthalmology and optometry in Gulfport.


What are Cataracts?

The eyes are controlled by natural lenses. These lenses bend and relax to make sure that light is focused perfectly on the retina. The lens acts to refract light rays, allowing us to see. Sometimes, people can develop an issue with the lens called a cataract. Often, this is a disease of the elderly but it can impact children as well.

If someone has a cataract in the eye, the lens is going to be cloudy. This is going to make it hard to see. Objects are going to start to appear blurry, hazy, or having less color. As a result, cataracts are a serious issue for many people across the world.

The Symptoms of Cataracts

If someone has developed cataracts, there are going to be a handful of symptoms that start to appear. First, people are going to notice that they have blurry vision. Then, people might start to see yellow. One of the images might even appear yellow or dull as a result of the cataracts. After this, people are going to start to become sensitive to light. Finally, the biggest issue with cataracts is that people are going to have trouble seeing at night. This is where it is important to rely on a trained eye doctor for help.

Treatment Options for Cataracts

If someone has developed cataracts, there are going to be a few treatment options. The most effective treatment option for someone who has developed cataracts is surgery. This surgical procedure is performed on a regular basis and can be used to remove the cataracts entirely. Rely on a trained eye surgeon to get rid of these cataracts and restore someone’s ability to see.

Call Benefield Eye Care Today to Make an Appointment

At Benefield Eye Care, we are here to make sure that everyone in the Gulfport area has access to an optometrist or ophthalmologist who can handle cataracts. We have worked hard to expand our optometry and ophthalmology services to accommodate the diverse patient population that we see. If you would like to see an eye doctor in Gulfport, please call us today to make an appointment. We would be honored to help you with all of your eye care needs. Learn more about how we can help you!

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