WHAT ARE CATARACTS?

It is estimated that more than two-thirds of people over the age of 65 experience decreased vision due to cataracts. This can make it difficult to perform routine tasks such as reading, driving or watching television. At RGB Eye Associates, our board-certified ophthalmologists understand the frustration cataracts can cause and are committed to providing the most advanced treatment options to help you achieve clearer vision and greater independence.

An eye condition in which the naturally transparent lens of the eye becomes cloudy, cataracts interfere with the ability of the lens to properly focus light on the retina at the back of the eye. This unfocused light causes vision to appear blurry, hazy, distorted or cloudy. Cataracts often begin as a slight cloudiness, which increases as the condition worsens.

People suffering from cataracts can experience light sensitivity, glare, double vision in one eye, poor night vision, and fading or yellowing of colors. While it’s true that approximately 90 percent of cataracts are age related, trauma to the eye, inflammatory eye disease and diabetes can also lead to its development.

When it comes to choosing a cataract surgeon, you want the best. RGB Eye Associates is committed to providing the highest level of care. We offer a range of treatment options and intraocular lenses to accommodate your lifestyle and vision needs.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR APPOINTMENT

Our experienced ophthalmologists work with you to evaluate the severity of your cataracts and will recommend a personalized treatment plan. During your initial appointment, our trained technicians will perform several diagnostic tests. These may include:

  • A visual acuity test which measures the quality of your vision at certain distances
  • Pupil dilation, which increases the size of the pupil and allows for assessing the health of the entire eye
  • Corneal topography

If you wear contact lenses you may be required to remove them prior to your appointment in order to obtain accurate measurements of your eye. Please call us for specific instructions.

CONTACT US TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION

RGB Eye Associates is conveniently located off Highway 75 North in Sherman, Texas.
Call 903-892-3282 to schedule an appointment to learn more about cataract surgery.

RGB Eye Associates. For the treatment you and your eyes deserve.