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Cataract Care

Cataracts Treatment in Las Vegas, Nevada

A cataract is a condition in which the natural lens inside of the eye becomes clouded. In patients with healthy vision, the path of light to the retina (where the light sensors are) is as clear as possible, allowing them to enjoy unobstructed vision. However, when proteins which make up the lens clump together, light can be blocked resulting in blurry or hazy vision.

 

Cataracts can be caused by a number of factors and are typically seen in the aging population. Family history, diabetes, UV exposure, previous eye injury, or the use of certain medications such as steroids can also contribute to the development of cataracts.

Some symptoms of cataracts may include:

 

  • Blurry vision.
  • Decreased vision at night
  • Faded colors
  • Glares and Halos
  • Double vision in one eye

Surprisingly, one of the earliest symptoms of cataracts is the actual improvement in near vision. As the disease progresses, however, this improved vision decreases gradually. The early stages of cataracts may be treated with eyeglasses or contacts. As the cataract worsens and interferes with daily tasks such as reading and driving, surgery is the only viable treatment option.

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is a relatively common procedure and has a high success rate, typically improving a patient vision 95% of the time. While the results of the procedure can be drastic, the actual surgery is very straightforward. This outpatient procedure usually takes just 30 minutes to complete.

During Nevada cataracts surgery, Dr. Casey will numb the area before removing the natural eye lens that has become clouded. Then, he will insert an intraocular lens (IOL) which serves as a permanent replacement for the lens that has been removed. There are several different types of IOLS to choose from. Dr. Casey will discuss the best treatment options for you prior to surgery. After the procedure, he will provide a shield for the eye and prescribe eye drops for post-operative care.

Recovery from Cataract Surgery

Nevada cataracts patients may return home the day of the vision correction procedure. Dr. Casey will provide post-operative instructions which include rest and avoiding strenuous activities. Most patients will only experience minor, if any, discomfort following treatment. Regular follow-up appointments are recommended to ensure proper healing and desire results.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of cataract problems, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule a consultation.

In addition to helping Las Vegas and Henderson cataracts patients achieve clear vision through cataract surgery with implantation of advanced IOLs, such as Crystalens or Tecnis, Dr. Casey also specializes in performing laser eye surgery in Las Vegas. He is renowned as a talented, meticulous LASIK, LASEK and PRK specialist. At Nevada Eye Care, patients can also receive the leading-edge presbyopia treament, near vision CK.

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