Cataract FAQs: Everything You Need to Know

Answering Your Cataract FAQs: Everything You Need to Know

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Cataracts are a common eye condition that affects millions of people worldwide. If you’re considering cataract surgery or have questions about cataracts in general, you’re not alone. Here, we’ll address some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you better understand this condition and its treatment options.

  1. What Are Cataracts? Cataracts occur when the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy, leading to blurred vision and other visual disturbances.

  2. What Causes Cataracts? Cataracts can develop due to aging, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, certain medical conditions like diabetes, or as a side effect of medication use.

  3. What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts? Common symptoms include blurred or cloudy vision, sensitivity to light, difficulty seeing at night, and seeing halos around lights.

  4. How Are Cataracts Diagnosed? Your eye doctor can diagnose cataracts through a comprehensive eye exam, which may include visual acuity tests, a dilated eye exam, and other specialized tests.

  5. Can Cataracts Be Prevented? While there’s no guaranteed way to prevent cataracts, wearing sunglasses with UV protection, quitting smoking, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle may help reduce your risk.

  6. When Is Cataract Surgery Necessary? Cataract surgery is typically recommended when cataracts begin to significantly interfere with daily activities and quality of life.

  7. What Happens During Cataract Surgery? During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to restore clear vision.

  8. Is Cataract Surgery Safe? Cataract surgery is considered one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures, with a high success rate and minimal risk of complications.

  9. What Is Recovery Like After Cataract Surgery? Most people experience improved vision shortly after surgery, with minimal discomfort. Full recovery usually takes a few weeks.

  10. How Can I Prepare for Cataract Surgery? Your eye doctor will provide specific instructions for preparing for surgery, which may include discontinuing certain medications and arranging for transportation to and from the surgical center.

If you have further questions about cataracts or are considering cataract surgery, don’t hesitate to contact Peachtree Ophthalmology, located in Norcross near Peachtree Corners. Our experienced cataract surgeon is here to provide personalized care and guidance tailored to your needs. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about your options for a clearer vision.

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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