Cataracts are a clouding of the natural lens in the eye, which is normally clear and helps to focus light onto the retina.
At Tennessee Eye Care, we are dedicated to providing the best possible eye care services to our patients in East Tennessee. Our team of experienced ophthalmologists offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for common eye conditions. On this page, we will be discussing cataracts – a common eye condition that affects many individuals as they age. Here you will learn about the diagnosis and treatment options available for cataracts, as well as how our team of expert eye doctors can help you manage this condition.
A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens in the eye that affects vision. It develops slowly and painlessly and may affect one or both eyes. Cataracts are common among older adults, but they can also affect younger people due to certain medications, medical conditions, or injuries.
A comprehensive eye exam by an eye doctor is the best way to diagnose cataracts. During the exam, your doctor will ask about your symptoms, medical history, and conduct a thorough examination of your eyes. They may also perform additional tests, such as a visual acuity test, to determine the extent of your vision loss.
The most effective treatment for cataracts is surgery, which involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial one. This procedure is safe and highly successful, with a high rate of patient satisfaction. In some cases, early-stage cataracts may not require surgery, and simple changes in eyeglass prescription or lifestyle adjustments can help improve vision.
At Tennessee Eye Care, we provide comprehensive eye care services, including cataract diagnosis and treatment. Our experienced and compassionate surgical care team uses the latest diagnostic tools and techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.
We offer a range of cataract surgery options, including traditional surgery and laser-assisted surgery, to meet the unique needs of each patient. We also offer pre- and post-operative care, including counseling, follow-up exams, and patient education to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how we can help you manage your cataract and improve your vision.
Each patient receives the best possible care for their specific needs because our team of eye care experts is highly trained and experienced.
A visit to the eye doctor can be a stressful experience for some, and we strive to make the process as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
We live here in East Tennessee and are dedicated to providing our neighbors with the highest level of eye care possible.