Cataracts

Lone Tree, Castle Rock, & the Greater Denver Area

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Cataract removal in Denver and Lone Tree can now be done at the Cataract Center of Margolis Vision.  At the Cataract Center, we believe that everyone deserves a crystal clear eye.  Dr. Alan Margolis, together with his friendly and efficient staff are committed to provide every patient a quality standard variety of eye services.  The Cataract Center is fully equipped with the latest sophisticated technology to cater to your vision needs.  In this warm atmosphere, you can feel at ease with your cataract surgery procedure.

What is a Cataract?

Our eye carries a crystal clear lens through which light moves and this enables us to see. A cataract is the cloudy tissue that develops in the eye and causes the lens to lose its transparency.  It can trigger an intensifying painless loss of eyesight.  As we grow older, cloudy tissue will naturally form to the eye lens.  This is the reason why usually people over 65 years of age can have a gradual decrease in their eyesight.  No one can precisely point out the causes of cataracts.  But for younger individuals, they can result from a physical injury, certain drug prescription and ailments like diabetes.  Prolonged contact with an ultraviolet light could also play a significant role in developing cataracts.  According to a recently conducted research, individuals who smoke have a greater risk of developing cataracts than non-smokers.

Cataracts can usually develop without feeling an obvious discomfort.  Below are a few signs or indications of a cataract formation:

  • Blurry or hazy eyesight
  • Double vision
  • Bad eyesight in bright light
  • Viewing halos close to lights
  • Yellowish tinged eyesight
  • Night time vision problems

Glared vision is one of the symptoms of cataracts and it usually interferes with the reading vision of an individual. This reduced vision is caused by bright light conditions like a direct or reflected sunlight or an artificial light such as a car headlamp.  It is the light source that interferes with the ability to see clearly.

Also, some patients will encounter night driving problems as a symptom of cataracts.  This is also referred to as night blindness in which a person may have a difficult time seeing well during night time.

Some patients have a difficult time seeing in low or flat light. They may need more light in order to read or see, since light highly influences our ability to see.

What can be done?

In the event that visual problems disrupt your ability to read, work, or do the things you enjoy then you will want to think about cataract surgery. Laser cataract surgery in Denver and Colorado Springs can be made possible through the high end facility of Cataract Center of Margolis Vision.  The procedure is relatively painless and is also the most regularly executed procedure. It features a very high rate of success with 85-92% of adults of cataract surgery patients who regain their useful vision.

Wearing glasses can be an option to improve your vision but is not a solution to remove the cataract that hinders your clear vision.  A basic intraocular lens (IOL) can be an option to provide a clear distance vision but usually patients will still need to wear reading glasses for a full range of vision.

Please contact Margolis Vision today to schedule your cataract examination. Dr. Alan Margolis serves patients in Lone Tree, Castle Rock, and throughout the Denver metropolitan area.