The Ultimate Guide to Cataracts: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

At Peachtree Ophthalmology, Dr. Washington understands the impact cataracts can have on your vision and overall eye health. Cataracts, characterized by a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, often manifest with symptoms such as gradual vision decline and difficulty seeing in low light—akin to looking through a foggy window. If you’re experiencing these signs, it’s crucial to seek professional guidance.

Symptoms of cataracts may include blurred or cloudy vision, sensitivity to light, and difficulty seeing at night. As a seasoned ophthalmologist, Dr. Washington emphasizes the importance of early detection. Regular eye exams at Peachtree Ophthalmology can identify cataracts in their early stages, allowing for timely intervention.

Causes of cataracts vary, with age being a primary factor. Prolonged exposure to UV rays, certain medications, and medical conditions like diabetes can also contribute. Dr. Washington recommends protective measures such as sunglasses and regular eye check-ups.

When it comes to treatment options, cataract surgery is a highly effective and routine procedure offered at Peachtree Ophthalmology. Dr. Washington specializes in this surgery, where the cloudy lens is replaced with a clear artificial one. This not only restores clear vision but also enhances overall eye health.

For more information on cataracts and their treatment, visit reputable sources like the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) at Peachtree Ophthalmology is committed to providing personalized care. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Washington today to ensure your eyes receive the attention they deserve.

How To Contact Us

Our Peachtree Corners office is a stone's throw from the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Our eye clinic is very near for patients in Norcross, Duluth, Johns Creek, and other parts of Gwinnett County.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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Office Hours

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

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