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(404) 298-5557

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(770) 736-7020

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What are Cataracts?

A cataract is the clouding of the lens inside the eye. The effect is similar to that of looking through ground glass. Things look fuzzy and reading is difficult.  There may be glare while driving at night. Characteristically, these changes start slowly and progress over months or years.

Causes of Cataracts

There are many causes of cataracts. The most common cause is aging of the eye. Both eyes are usually affected but often to a different degree.

Cataract Treatment

There is no way to consistently prevent cataract development. Several vitamins have been shown to reduce cataract formation but their protective effect is very limited. Avoiding excessive exposure to UV light by using glasses and sunglasses with UV filters may help a little.

Generally, when your cataracts have advanced to a point where your vision interferes with your life style, surgery is the best option.

Read about more about cataract surgery!

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What are Cataracts?

A cataract is the clouding of the lens inside the eye. The effect is similar to that of looking through ground glass. Things look fuzzy and reading is difficult.  There may be glare while driving at night. Characteristically, these changes start slowly and progress over months or years.

Causes of Cataracts

There are many causes of cataracts. The most common cause is aging of the eye. Both eyes are usually affected but often to a different degree.

Cataract Treatment

There is no way to consistently prevent cataract development. Several vitamins have been shown to reduce cataract formation but their protective effect is very limited. Avoiding excessive exposure to UV light by using glasses and sunglasses with UV filters may help a little.

Generally, when your cataracts have advanced to a point where your vision interferes with your life style, surgery is the best option.

Read about more about cataract surgery!

(404) 298-5557
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1700 Tree Lane Road, #135 - Snellville, GA 30078