Cataracts in Dallas
A recent study published in JAMA Ophthalmology has shown that having cataract surgery may go beyond improving your vision; it may actually help you live longer. The 20-year study involved 74,044 women over age 65 who had cataracts. Of the 41,735 women in the study who had their cataracts removed, there was a 60% lower risk of death!
What Cataracts Do to Your Vision
Cataracts are the clouding of your natural eye lens. As the cataract grows in size and opacity, light entering the eye will not be able to properly reach the retina (the back of your eye). When this happens, images cannot be transmitted to your brain. Your vision will become blurry, faded and yellowed. Your night vision will suffer and you can have increased light sensitivity and double vision.
All of these symptoms make it hard to see, so reading becomes difficult and driving, exercising or even walking can become hazardous.
What Cataract Surgery Does
Our Dallas cataract specialist, Dr. Karen Saland, helps restore clear vision by removing the cloudy cataract lens and replacing it with a new intraocular lens (IOL). She performs No-Shot, No-Stitch, No-Patch cataract surgery in Dallas. With clear vision restored, your daily tasks can be done with more confidence and safety.
- Reduced chance of medication errors due to poor reading vision
- Risk of life-threatening falls due to flawed vision may decrease
- Restored confidence to exercise, helping improve overall health
- Clearer vision for safer driving
Of course, no doctor can guarantee a longer life after any type of surgery. However, it makes sense that if you can move through each day with clear vision, you will have more opportunities to live a better quality of life. If your vision has begun to falter, contact us to schedule an eye exam. If cataracts are to blame, we can tell you more about your cataract surgery options.