Dr. Randy J. Wild
Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of the eye. Usually cataracts occur in people over the age of 55. Yearly eye exams are used to determine the severity of the cataract(s). Cataracts can cause blurred vision, difficulty seeing at night, and increased glare from lights (especially head lights).
Once a cataract is diagnosed the course of treatment will be decided. For early stages of cataracts a change in your eye glass prescription maybe used to help you see better. Along with an updated prescription, an anti-reflective coating may also be beneficial as it lets more light into the eye. The more light that is able to get into the eye, the better you are able to see.
As the cataract progresses cataract surgery may become necessary. The cataract surgery involves removing the lens in the eye(s) and replacing it with an artificial lens. Dr. Wild will do a consultation with you to determine if you are a candidate for cataract surgery. After the consultation, Dr. Wild will refer you to the proper surgeon. Dr. Wild co-manages cataract surgeries, so once you have the surgery you will come back to Dr. Wild for all your follow-up care. Follow-up appointments are the day of the surgery, a week later, and three weeks after that. Additional appointments may be required based on an individual patient's needs.