If left untreated, cataracts can cause vision loss. A trained optometrist can help give advice and recommend treatment options for cataracts, including cataract surgery. At San Antonio Eye & Face Institute, we'll help walk you through the diagnosis and treatment stage of cataracts. We can also recommend cataract surgery to our clients in San Antonio and Alamo Heights, TX.
What are Cataracts?
Cataracts occur when a cloudy film develops over the eye’s lens. Cataracts are made up of protein buildup. Cataracts can develop at any age, but they are most commonly seen in older individuals. People with a genetic predisposition to cataracts, people who smoke, and people with diabetes are most likely to develop cataracts.
Do I Need Cataract Surgery?
Cataract surgery is the only effective way of treating cataracts. Although you might be able to halt the disease with the help of an optometrist, when cataracts begin impacting your vision, it's time to consider cataract surgery. Our optometrist will conduct an eye exam, take measurements of your eye, and develop an artificial lens that goes over your eye permanently after surgery. During surgery, you will be placed under local anesthesia, meaning you can go home the very same day and recover at home. Recovery is different for everyone.
Find the Best Treatment for Cataracts At San Antonio Eye & Face Institute PLLC
Call San Antonio Eye & Face Institute today at (210) 485-1488 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.