Cataract is a common eye condition which is characterized by blurring of vision and sensitivity to light. Although it is an abnormality in the eyes, the patient may or may not have it treated, especially if it does not interfere with his or her daily activities. Once it does, a cataract surgery is the right option to choose.
Deciding on Cataract Surgery
A major factor in deciding whether to undergo cataract surgery or not is the condition’s ability to interfere with your day-to-day activities. Once it does, your doctor may suggest that your cataract be removed. The doctor may also suggest surgery if your condition hinders the success of any treatment of another eye condition. For instance, if you have other eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration, your eye doctor may have to examine the back of your eye for monitoring or treatment purposes. This may be difficult to perform if the patient has cataract, which is why surgery is vital.
If you are unsure whether to have cataract surgery or not, ask yourself these questions:
- Is my sight clear enough for me to safely do my job?
- Is it difficult to drive properly with my vision?
- Do I have any difficulty climbing the stairs, cooking, or taking medications with my eyesight?
- Is my ability to recognize faces decreasing?
- Are my eyes sensitive to bright lights?
- Do I have any difficulty reading texts or watching television?
- Does my vision problem make me dependent with my daily activities?
If your answer is yes to any of these questions, it is best to consult a reliable eye doctor as soon as possible. Give us a call at (808) 877-3984 to book a consultation with our eye doctors today. We look forward to hearing from you!