How Your Eye Doctor in Hawaii Can Diagnosis and Treat Your Cataracts

Advancing age, genetics, certain medications, and exposure to ultraviolet light are risk factors for cataracts, however, people without any risk factors can get them. If you develop blurred or dim vision, impaired central vision, or if colors don’t seem bright anymore, visit a Hawaii vision clinic for an eye examination. If your exam reveals lens cloudiness, your eye doctor may recommend that you undergo cataract surgery in Oahu. Here are some ways your eye doctor can diagnose and treat your cataracts.

Cataract Diagnosis

A cataract refers to an opaqueness or cloudiness of your eye’s natural lens. During your eye examination, the physician at a Hawaii vision clinic will evaluate your visual acuity and look inside your eye with an ophthalmoscope. If your visual acuity is poor, or if one or both of your lenses are opaque, then you may be referred to a surgeon for cataract surgery in Oahu.

Cataract Treatments

Increasing the strength of your eyeglasses can help improve your vision, however, this is typically not very effective for most people who have cataracts. The only permanently effective treatment for cataracts is surgery. During the procedure, your eye surgeon will remove the cloudy lens of your eye and replace it with a clear intraocular implant. After your surgery, you will notice a dramatic improvement in your visual acuity and colors will appear more vibrant.

To learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for cataracts, call the Hawaii Vision Clinic.