What are Cataracts?


A cataract is a yellow or opaque area in the lens of the eye. Cataracts usually develop slowly and painlessly and vision is gradually affected, causing blurry vision and difficulty with glare in lighted conditions.

Causes of Cataracts

  • Aging
  • Trauma
  • Inflammation
  • Long-term steroid use
  • Diabetes

Treatment for Cataracts

There are no glasses or medicines to improve vision when a cataract is present. When cataracts cause vision deterioration that interferes with your work, lifestyle or activities of daily living, it may be time to have them addressed surgically. Cataracts that prevent the diagnosis or treatment of another eye disease may also need to be removed.

If you think you might have cataracts, contact Pacific Eye Specialists today to schedule a Cataract Consultation.