Cataracts UticaWhat is a Cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. This is a natural part of aging and if you are over 55, there is a good chance you may have some form of cataract. When the lens becomes clouded by a cataract, it prevents light and images from reaching and focusing on the retina, the light sensing nerve tissue that lines the back of the eye. Vision with cataracts can be described as seeing life through a cloudy window- objects become blurred, colors become dull and seeing at night becomes more difficult.

Cataracts are the leading cause of visual impairment in the United States. However, because cataracts grow slowly over a long period of time, many people suffer from this condition without realizing it.

Symptoms of Cataracts

  • Blurry or cloudy vision
  • More difficulty seeing at night or in low light
  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Colors appear dull or washed out
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass prescription
  • Double vision within one eye

The cataract specialists at CNY Eye Physicians & Surgeons are pleased to offer the people of Utica, New Hartford, Clinton, and the Little Falls, NY areas a variety of vision correction options including laser cataract surgery and the TECNIS® Symfony Intraocular Lens (IOL). If you would like to book an appointment with one of our eye doctors in Utica, call today at 315-735-8358.