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Are Cataracts Noticeable?

  • February 7, 2016

CataractsMany patients who find out they have cataracts in Laguna Hills are completely surprised by the diagnosis. This is because cataracts are not typically visible to the human eye until they reach an advanced stage. Rather than showing up as a physical change in your eyes, in the early stages of cataracts you will gradually begin to experience vision changes, such as:

  • Cloudy or fuzzy vision
  • Nighttime vision problems
  • Glare or halos from sunlight and headlights
  • Faded colors
  • Multiple images

Over time, these cataract symptoms will become more severe, often prompting people to have an eye exam in Laguna Hills.

As cataracts grow and begin to obstruct more of your vision, the eye can take on a milky-colored appearance. At this point the cataracts will be noticeable to others. If left untreated, cataracts will eventually lead to blindness.

The good news is that you don’t have to live your life looking through a milky lens. The eye doctors at Harvard Eye Associates provide laser-based cataract surgery in Laguna Hills to remove the cataract and replace the affected lens with an artificial Intraocular Lens (IOL)…one that will not develop cataracts in the future.

If you or a loved one’s eyes are beginning to look milky-colored, or if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of cataracts in Laguna Hills, please contact Harvard Eye Associates at 949-951-2020 or harvardeye.com to schedule a Cataract Consultation.