Does it seem like you are looking through a fogged-up window or a frosty glass? Do you feel like there is clouding in your eyes? If your answer is yes, then you better see an eye doctor soon. It could be cataract that’s giving you vision problems.
What is a cataract?
Cataract is a common eye condition that is characterized by the clouding of vision, causing a disturbance in one’s eyesight. In some cases, the condition makes it difficult for the patient to read or drive a car at night. Although this condition develops slowly, it eventually interferes with one’s vision if left untreated. When this time comes, a cataract surgery is essential.
What are the symptoms of cataract?
If you think your vision is indeed clouded, look for other signs and symptoms that could confirm if you have the disease or not, which include:
- Having dim vision
- Difficulty seeing clearly especially during the night
- Seeing “halos” around lights
- Colors seem to fade or turn yellow
- Having double vision in one eye
- Frequent prescription changes in your contact lenses or eyeglasses
The cloudiness in your vision may not seem bothersome initially, as your cataract may still affect only a small area of the lens of your eye. However, the cataract could grow larger in time, clouding your lenses more, which is characterized by a distortion in the light that passes through the lens.
Cataract Surgery in Fargo, ND
Find out if you have a cataract and need surgery. Contact us today at 701-235-5200 to request a consultation with Dr. Thom. We look forward to your visit!