Cataracts Specialist

Eye Care Physicians & Surgeons PC -  - Ophthalmologist

Eye Care Physicians & Surgeons PC

Ophthalmologists located in Woodstock, VA & Winchester, VA

If you’ve been suffering from blurry, clouded eyesight, or dull vision, you may have cataracts. If you want to gain back the sight you’ve lost, reach out to Eye Care Physicians & Surgeons PC, located in Woodstock and Winchester, Virginia. Led by ophthalmologist Alla Hynes, MD, they are experts in eye care and vision recovery. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Cataracts Q & A

What are cataracts?

A cataract is an eye condition that causes the eye lens to cloud. The lens, made up primarily of protein and water, helps focus images and light on your retina. Sometimes, the proteins in the lens clump together causing cataracts which can lead to blurry vision. 

What causes cataracts?

Lifestyle choices, circumstances, and conditions may cause or increase your risk for developing cataracts. Examples include:

  • Aging
  • Diabetes
  • Trauma to the eye
  • Genetics
  • Inflammation in the eyes
  • Some systemic medicines
  • Exposure to UV rays
  • Smoking

In rare cases, you may have been born with cataracts, or they might have developed when you were a child.

What are some cataract symptoms?

You may be suffering with cataracts if you notice any of the following symptoms in one or both of your eyes:

  • Blurry vision
  • Poor night vision
  • The faded appearance of colors
  • A halo around lights
  • Eyewear prescriptions that need to be updated often
  • Double vision

How can you treat cataracts?

Dr. Hynes and Dr. Seager can treat your cataracts in a number of ways depending on how large or advanced your cataracts are and may recommend:

  • Using a magnifying glass when you read small print
  • Purchasing anti-glare sunglasses
  • Getting a new prescription
  • Using brighter lighting
  • Cataract surgery

Is cataract surgery safe?

Cataract surgery is one of the safest, most effective, and most commonly performed surgeries in the United States. Any surgery carries some risks, such as bleeding and infection. To reduce the risk of complications after cataract surgery, we recommend:

  • Keeping your eyes clean
  • Washing your hands before touching your eyes
  • Taking all prescribed medications as directed

Don’t let cataracts darken your world. If you’re ready to take charge of your vision, reach out to Dr. Hynes and her team at Eye Care Physicians & Surgeons PC. To schedule a consultation, call the office or use the online booking tool today.