While cataracts are considered a normal sign of aging, that does not mean you are resigned to living with them. During your regular checkups, our optometrists will check for any signs of a cataract forming.
Your natural lens begins perfectly clear. Over time the natural collagen begins to cloud, obscuring light from hitting your retina. With enough obfuscation, your vision becomes hazy or dull, with halos or glares. Left untreated, cataracts can cause a significant deterioration of your vision.
With such a gradual condition, it is difficult to identify a burgeoning cataract. Perhaps driving at night has become problematic because of the glare from oncoming traffic, or maybe the bright colours of sunrises and sunsets are less vivid. If your overall eyesight becomes hazy, blurry, or cloudy or you notice glares or dull colours it’s time to visit Pinehouse Eyecare.
Cataracts do not cause any physical pain, but they can make life significantly more problematic. Daily duties such as driving or cooking can be impacted by a lessened ability to make out fine details. At first, a pair of prescription lenses can improve vision, but eventually, surgery may be required.
When your cataracts prevent you from being able to perform your daily tasks to the best of your ability, surgery may be your best option. Cataract surgery is a common outpatient procedure. We can refer you to the best ophthalmologists in Saskatoon who will perform the surgery on one eye at a time. It takes about 15 minutes per eye and requires around a month to recover.
The ophthalmologist uses ultrasound waves to break up your natural lens into small pieces. Those pieces are removed through a small incision. Using that same incision, the surgeon places an artificial intraocular lens where the natural lens used to be. Post-surgery, eye drops aid healing and a protective shield is worn at night to prevent you from rubbing or scratching your eye.
Come visit us! Our practice is located on the corner of Pinehouse and Primrose, near Lawson Heights Mall and the Lawson Civic Centre.
|Monday:||8:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||8:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Thursday:||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Friday:||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Saturday:||Closed, but we’d be happy to see you at Stonebridge Eyecare, Broadway Eyecare, or Brighton Eyecare!|