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Cataract Treatment from Our El Paso, Texas Optometrist

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Getting Cataract Treatment In El Paso, Texas 

Cataracts develop over time, slowly making it more difficult for you to see. Since these take years to develop, it's likely you'll know about a cataract long before you need to consider surgery or other treatment options. 

What is a cataract? 

A cataract is simply a clouded area through the lens of the eye. Normally, the lens is clear, allowing you to see out without obstruction. The clouds develop as a result of protein changes. If you have thick cataracts, it's common to feel as though you're looking through a frosted window. This makes it hard to read, write, drive and see in general. 

Are all cataracts able to be treated? 

Cataracts are treated when they reach a point where they're too difficult to live with. When they interfere with your vision, it's important to consider cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is performed to break up the cataract and then to remove it. Most surgeries are performed with lasers. The cataracts are then flushed away by your natural tears as they eye heals in the next few days. There is little downtime from this surgery, and it does not cause pain. 

What can you expect from cataract treatment surgery? 

Cataract surgery is a cataract treatment that may be performed over and over again for a patient with recurring cataracts. It is minimally invasive and won't take long to recover from. If your cataract returns after an initial surgery, you can have another to regain your sight once more. 

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