Of all eye diseases, cataracts are among the most troublesome. However, cataracts can be managed so they do not grow in severity and can easily be treated with cataract surgery. At Granite Pointe Eye Care in Roseville, CA, our dedicated optometry team can help you determine if you have cataracts and if you need cataract surgery. When you first visit our office, our optometry professionals will assess your eyes to determine whether or not cataracts are behind your visual impairment and recommend the appropriate treatment measures.
What are Cataracts?
Cataracts occur when proteins and fibers in the lens of the eye begin to break down, causing the lens of the eye to fog up. This usually happens slowly and over time. However, there have been cases of infants born with cataracts.
Certain people are more likely to develop cataracts than others. Risk factors for cataracts include:
- Being diabetic
- Having high blood pressure
- Previous eye injuries
- Excessive sunlight exposure
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Prolonged corticosteroid medication use
Even if you have any of these risk factors, it's best to visit an optometry specialist at least once a year to make sure you are not developing cataracts.
At Granite Pointe Eye Care, we diagnose cataracts through eye exams, imaging tests, and assessment of your symptoms. If you do have cataracts, our optometry specialists will determine the best course of action for you.
Cataracts Surgery and Treatment
For cataracts, often the only treatment will be cataracts surgery. Fortunately, 90% of surgeries are successful. Cataracts surgery treatment can help by:
- Restoring cloudy vision
- Being minimally invasive and done in a day
- Treating both eyes if necessary
- Preventing cataracts from progressing into blindness
Our optometry team can also recommend lifestyle changes to help prevent cataracts from forming, such as quitting smoking, losing weight, wearing sunglasses, and other small but significant changes to fit your life.
Contact Our Optometry Professionals in Roseville, CA for Cataract Diagnosis and Treatment
At Granite Pointe Eye Care, we have been providing residents of Roseville, CA with reliable eye care services for many years. This includes the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts. Contact us today to learn how we can help you improve the quality of your life. Call us at (916) 797-6747 for more information on cataracts or to schedule an appointment with our eye care professionals.