One of the most common causes of blurry vision comes from cataracts. Cataracts are most often describes as looking through a foggy window. Some of the other symptoms include glare and dim appearance of colors. The most annoying part of cataracts is the most often slow development of them. Most patients will at some point in their lives develop a cataract. Some patients develop them much sooner than others. Some of the risk factors other than age include: some medicines, radiation, smoking, hypertension and more. .
Surgery can be done once the cataracts develop to a certain level that can be determined by your eye doctor. The surgery is done on an outpatient level and is very successful. During the surgery your cloudy lens will be replaced by a new one. There isnt any way to really prevent cataracts but it has been proven that wearing sunglasses while in the sun and reducing your sun exposure will help prolong the development of cataracts. If you wonder if you are starting to develop cataracts make sure and mention this to Dr. Humpherys and he is more than happy to address any concerns or questions you may have.