Cataract Diseases Treatment by MD24 House Call

Posted on December 22, 2014


Portrait of a beautiful smiling senior woman.Cataract Diseases is a condition in which the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become cloudy, which causes vision loss. It is the most common cause of blindness and is often treated with surgery. Visual loss occurs because light is prevented from going through the lens and focusing on the retina at the back of the eye by the opacification of the lens.

Most Cataract Diseases develop when the tissue that makes up your eye’s lens is changed by aging or injuries. Other eye conditions, past eye surgeries or medical conditions such as trauma, diabetes may also be reasons for them. Long-term use of steroid medications can cause cataract diseases too.

Types of Cataract Diseases include:

  • A Subcapsular Cataract arises at the back of the lens. People suffering from diabetes or those taking high doses of steroid medications have a high risk of developing this type of cataract.
  • A Nuclear Cataract forms deep in the central zone (nucleus) of the lens. Aging is the main reason for this condition.
  • A Cortical cataract is white, wedge-like opacities that start in the fringe of the lens and then move to the center in a spoke-like fashion. This type occurs in the lens cortex which surrounds the central nucleus.

an ophthalmologist or optometrist climbing a ladder for a diagnosis on an aging elderly patientSigns and symptoms of Cataract Diseases include:

  • Cloudy, blurry or dim vision.
  • Difficulty seeing at night.
  • Sensitiveness to light and glare.
  • Changes in glasses prescription.
  • Seeing halos around lights.
  • The colors of everything you see change (become fading or yellow).
  • Double vision when looking.

At first, only a small part of the eyes’ lens is cloudy and it does not affect your vision much, so you may be unaware of any vision loss. As the cataract accelerates, the opacification in your lens expands and obstruct the light from passing through the lens. This will lead to signs and symptoms you’re able to notice.

If a change in prescription can correct your vision to an acceptable level, eyeglasses, including bifocals or contacts, may be prescribed, and surgery is not necessary at that time.

If new glasses cannot correct your vision loss and Cataract Diseases affect your daily life, you may have to resort to cataract treatment, which involves removing the clouded lens and replacing it with a clear, artificial one.

If you think you have Cataract Diseases, call MD24 House Call for an exam to find out for sure. MD24 House Call provide excellent Ophthalmological treatment in your home through our Eye Care Services. With more than 50 full-time clinicians at home, our Eyecare Services are the best in Arizona.

Call us today to learn more about how our Eye Care service can be provided to you in the comfort of your own home, there’s no additional fee for doctor’s home visits. We accept Medicare and most insurances. We accept patient self-referrals and work in conjunction with primary care physicians and caregivers.

MD24 House Call is proud to be able to assist the patients we already serve and look forward to serving the healthcare needs of new residents who register with us. To register as a patient, you can either call MD24 House Call at (888-632-4758) and press option #4 for registration or go to our website www.md24housecall.com.

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