What are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

Woman pinching the bridge of her nose in pain while holding her glasses.Although it is somewhat difficult to detect a cataract in its early stages, there are a few symptoms you should look out for. As soon as you have these symptoms, we recommend contacting Kirk Eye Center. Experienced eye surgeon Dr. John Kirk can identify the subtle signs of cataracts and perform cataract surgery to get you the clear vision you deserve.

Depending on what caused your cataracts, there are a few different symptoms that could occur. One of the most common signs is having fuzzy or foggy vision. Some other symptoms you may experience include:

  • Light sensitivity
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Strong glare
  • “Halos” around lights
  • Double vision
  • Desaturation or yellowing colors
  • Frequent changes in your vision prescription

There are several reasons why cataracts may develop. While many cases are age-related, others can be onset by trauma, chemical exposure, steroid use, eye surgery for glaucoma, and radiation. Over time, the cataract on your lens expands and becomes opaque, leading to cloudy eyesight or even blindness.

With a success rate of over 98%, cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective procedures to reverse blindness caused by cataracts. During the surgery, Dr. Kirk removes the foggy lens from your eye and then replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). This leaves you with crisp vision and, if you opt for premium IOLs, allows you to see clearly at multiple distances. The best part about the procedure is that it only takes a few minutes and has a short recovery period. Most patients return to their normal activities within 1-2 days.

Think You Have Cataracts? Call Kirk Eye Center Today

If you want to know more about cataract surgery, call Kirk Eye Center today at 970-669-1107 to schedule a consultation. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Kirk is one of the most trusted and knowledgeable eye surgeons in Northern Colorado. During your initial visit, he will examine your eyes for the development of cataracts and create a custom treatment plan to restore your vision. We are proud to serve patients living in Loveland, Fort Collins, Longmont, Greeley, Windsor, and other Northern Colorado communities.

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