Cataracts: What Are They & What Do I Do About Them?
Most of us recognize a cataract when we see one; a cloudy or milky film on the surface of the eye. But what else do we know about cataracts? Are they painful? Do they ever go away? Can anyone get them?
The highly trained staff at Complete Family Eye Care are prepared to not only diagnose your cataracts, but to help you with what’s next. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and put your fears to rest.
What is a Cataract?
In a lot of ways, a cataract is exactly what it looks like; a hazy fog in the lens of your eye.
Your lens is made of proteins and water. The proteins are spaced far enough apart that you can easily see through them. However, as you get older, the proteins start to restructure, getting closer together with less space in-between. The more the proteins group together, the more opaque the lens becomes, making it difficult for light to travel through.