June is Cataract Awareness Month
- Posted on: Jun 8 2018
Millions of people are diagnosed with cataracts each year. If left untreated, cataracts worsen over time and interfere with daily activities, such as driving and reading.
Cataract surgery is a relatively quick, same-day procedure that Cincinnati Eye Institute ophthalmologists perform at its three surgery centers for patients’ convenience. The surgery takes only about 20-30 minutes.
Reasons for Cataract Surgery
Cataracts can cause blurry vision, and increase the glare from lights. In their early stages, cataracts usually are not troublesome but, as they thicken, surgery to remove them may be required. Typically, surgery is needed because cataracts are interfering with everyday activities, or the treatment of another eye problem.
Benefits of Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery’s benefits are many, greatly enhancing the quality of life. They include the following:
- Improved quality of vision (sharper images, brighter colors)
- Less difficulty with routine tasks (particularly night driving)
- Decreased dependency on eyeglasses
- Greater independence, regardless of age or disability
- Greater safety
Research indicates that the improved vision provided by cataract surgery reduces the risk of falls, making exercise, sports and hobbies safer. This, combined with the improved ability to read, recognize faces, and perform everyday activities with greater ease, results in improved physical health, increased sociability and longer life expectancy.
If you would like to learn more about cataract surgery at CEI, please call 513-984-5133 to schedule an appointment with one of our cataract specialists.