Gene Wyll, M.D.
Ophthalmologist, Surgeon and Contact Lens Specialist

Cataract

What is a Cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye.  Since the lens is a major component of the focusing mechanism of the eye, this clouding results in impairment of vision.  The most common type of cataract is related to the aging process of the eye, though certain medical conditions, injury and medications can also cause cataract formation.


What are the symptoms of Cataract?

  • Gradual, painless loss of near and/or distance vision;
  • Glare or light sensitivity, especially from headlights;
  • Need for frequent eyeglass prescription changes;
  • Poor night vision;
  • Need for better light for reading;
  • Double vision in one eye; or
  • Faded colors

How is a Cataract diagnosed?

A thorough medical eye exam by Dr. Wyll can detect the presence and extent of a cataract.

How is a Cataract treated?

Initially, changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription may be all that is necessary to improve vision and alleviate symptoms due to cataract.  There are no medications, exercises, or other methods of treatment that can completely prevent or cure cataracts.  If and when it interferes with a person's normal daily activities, then surgery to remove the cataract and to replace the lens with an intraocular lens implant should be strongly considered.  This is an outpatient surgical procedure performed under local anesthetic.

Dr. Wyll has over 25 years of experience in the evaluation and management of patients with cataracts.  He will perform a complete medical exam with dilation in his office.






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