What is a Cataract?
A cataract is the clouding of the natural lens. The clouding in the lens disrupts the transmission of light through the lens.
How do I know if I have cataracts?
There are many symptoms for cataracts. They include:
- Blurry vision
- Poor vision in dim lighting
- Poor night vision
- Poor color vision
- Difficulty driving due to glare
Some people are more prone to developing this fairly common ailment. You may have elevated risk of developing cataracts if you are:
- Over the age of 45
- Take certain medications
- Have a family history of the condition
What treatments exist for cataracts?
The only treatment for cataracts is surgery. Through a surgical procedure, an artificial lens replaces the existing, clouded lens. This procedure restores vision and can permit patients to resume a normal, active lifestyle.
Dr. Rios performs the latest in cataract surgery procedures that are:
- Small incision
- No stitch
- No needle
- With quick vision recovery
Are all post-cataract intraocular lens implants the same?
No. Premium multifocal and accommodative intraocular lenses are now available. These premium lenses allow patients to enjoy near, intermediate, and distant vision with a reduced or eliminated dependence on glasses. We also offer the standard mono-focal lenses, which require a final fit with glasses. To learn more about cataracts, premium lenses, or standard treatment options please
Email us or call (302) 644-8007.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes mellitus, or ‘sugar diabetes’, means that the body cannot cope with sugar and other carbohydrates in the diet. Diabetes can start in childhood, but it often begins later in life. It can cause complications that affect various parts of the body.
There are two types of diabetes mellitus. One is controlled by insulin injections and the other by diet or tablets, but they both affect the eyes in the same way.
If you have diabetes this does not mean that your sight will surely be affected, but there is a risk. Basically, if there are complications that affect the eyes then this can result in loss of sight.
Why are regular eye exams important?
Most sight loss from diabetic retinopathy can be prevented, but early diagnosis is vital. You may not realize that there is anything wrong with your eyesight before it is too late. Eye exams should be performed regularly so that you can keep an eye on these symptoms.
How can diabetes affect me?
Diabetes can affect the eye in a number of ways. These usually involve the network of blood vessels in the retina:
Your vision may become blurred for a few days or weeks while your diabetes is first being controlled. This is because of the swelling of the lens of the eye and will soon clear without treatment soon after the diabetes is controlled.
Young people with diabetes very occasionally develop a special type of cataract. Although their vision gets worse, it can be restored by surgery. Older people with diabetes can be especially prone to developing cataracts. Cataracts can be successfully removed by surgery and usually it is possible to insert a lens implant.
Other Eye Conditions:
- Corneal Abrasion & Erosion
- Floaters & Flashes
- Dry Eye
- Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
- Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
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