A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s lens that blurs vision, and most people who suffer from this condition are senior citizens. This may happen to one or both eyes, but it cannot spread from one eye to another. Before the ailment worsens, it is best to consult our cataract surgeon in Ogden.
Most cataracts are problems associated with aging, and some of the different types include:
• Traumatic – these develop after an injury to the eye, in some cases, years after.
• Congenital – some babies develop or are born with cataracts, most often in both eyes. These may be too small to blur vision, but if they do, an eye surgeon may need to remove them.
• Secondary – a cataract may form after surgery for other conditions such as glaucoma. Cataracts may also develop because of other health problems like diabetes.
• Radiation – a person may develop cataracts after exposure to certain kinds of radiation.
Our cataract surgeon in Ogden has the expertise and experience to remove all types of cataracts effectively. Our office in Ogden also welcomes patients from other parts of Northern Utah, including Layton.
The lenses in our eyes play an important role, as they allow us to focus and see things clearly. The arrangement of protein in the lens keeps it clear and allows light to pass through. As we age, some of the protein may clump together, which results in its clouding and the formation of a cataract.
The formation of clumps of protein affects the sharpness of the image that reaches the retina, which results in blurred vision. The clear lens also changes into a brownish or yellowish color.
We at Clayson Williams Eye Center have an experienced cataract surgeon in Ogden that performs the procedure effectively. We use modern equipment and techniques that make sure our patients improve their eyesight after surgery. We have more than three decades of experience in preserving or improving the vision of the residents of Ogden. We also serve patients from Layton and the rest of northern Utah.
Contact us to learn more about the treatments we offer.