Cataracts And What You Want To Know

Cataracts come with the symptoms of blurry vision, double vision, night blindness, halos, glares, and a harder time seeing in general. There are numerous reasons why an ophthalmologist may recommend surgery. There are also so many advantages that can come with following through with cataract surgery that you should know about at least some of them. Here is more on cataract surgery and some examples of ways it can help you. 

Reasons an ophthalmologist may recommend surgery

An ophthalmologist may recommend cataract surgery if the cataract is making it difficult for them to monitor or treat your eyes for other eye problems. They also frequently recommend the surgery to people whose cataracts are to the point where they significantly hinder their ability to see. 

A few examples of the different ways that cataract surgery can be beneficial

Cataract surgery improves your vision - One of the most obvious and most appreciated benefits that cataract surgery offers is correcting someone's vision. In most cases, someone who has just had cataract surgery can notice a vast improvement in their vision just days after having the surgery. Once your vision is improved you will be able to see things clearer, but some other often unexpected benefits include seeing colors much brighter and seeing everything crisper. For example, you may have seen dull leaves on a tree before surgery. However, after surgery, you may notice you suddenly see individual leaves that are a brighter color. 

Cataract surgery can make you more steady - You may not even realize that you have become unsteady on your feet since having cataracts, but it commonly occurs. This unsteadiness is due to you having problems being able to see well. Once you have cataract surgery, you will likely find you are stubbing your toes less, tripping less, and getting hurt less.

Cataract surgery can help with your mental health - Cataracts can contribute to things like a person's anxiety and even depression. While it's important to see a mental health provider because there are typically other underlying issues causing these conditions, once you have cataract surgery, you may see improvements in the way you feel with regard to these things as well. 

Now that you have more information about cataracts and have learned about some of the benefits of having surgery, you may feel better about the idea of having surgery and even look forward to having it done. If you have questions about surgery or other cataract procedures, contact an ophthalmologist in your area.