Scheduling a regular comprehensive eye exam at Schaeffer Eye Center can
help you avoid serious
ocular issues like cataracts. Keep reading to learn more about the different types and symptoms of cataracts
and what you can do to treat them:
This kind of cataract develops at the back of the lens. Diabetes and high
doses of steroids increase a person’s risk for developing this kind
of cataract. At the beginning, a subcapsular cataract might cause slight
blurriness. As it gets worse, though, it will cloud the vision and make
it difficult to focus on objects that are near and far away.
When someone has a
nuclear cataracts, it develops in the middle of the lens. This type is usually the result
of the natural aging process. Cataracts are extremely common in adults
over 40 and are one of the leading causes of vision loss in this age group.
Nuclear cataracts sometimes improve near vision when they first develop,
but over time they will make it difficult to look at light from the sun
or from a lamp. They can also make it difficult to drive at night.
Cortical cataracts develop as white opacities that start on the outside
of the lens and gradually work their way inside. Once it spreads out,
it starts to look like the spoke of a wheel. Cortical cataracts develop
in the lens cortex around the central nucleus. If you see any white areas
in your lens, you should schedule an appointment with your eye doctor
to see if you are developing cortical cataracts.
Whether you have cataracts or need a new prescription, the professionals
at Schaeffer Eye Center are here to help you improve your vision. For
more than 25 years, we have served as the leading eye center in Alabama.
We offer our patients easy access to services and treatments needed for
optimal ocular health. For more information, visit us online or call (888) 987-2020.