An Overview of Cataracts from Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates

There are a few common eye conditions that become more prevalent as people age. One of the most common is called cataracts. Those who know someone with cataracts understand the serious issues this eye condition can present. For this reason, it is important for everyone to become familiar with this common eye condition. The team from Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates is here to make sure that everyone in the Amelia and Batavia, OH, areas has access to a comprehensive eye care provider.


What Are Cataracts?

For those who might not know, cataracts are small films that will develop in front of the lenses inside the eye over time. These are cloudy films that make it hard for someone to see. Cataracts are often described as a result of aging. Fortunately, there are a few common defining features of cataracts. They can also be treated with the help of a trained and experienced eye doctor.

What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

If someone has developed cataracts, there are a few common symptoms that might develop. While many symptoms of cataracts are slow to develop, as the condition progresses, it can significantly impact a person's vision. The symptoms of cataracts include blurred vision, loss of color perception, halos around lights, and sensitivity to light and glare.

How Are Cataracts Removed?

If someone is having the symptoms discussed above, it is important to see an eye doctor as soon as possible. The eye doctor is going to do an exam to look for confirmation of the cataracts. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, the cataracts can be removed. This is typically done during a safe, quick procedure. Of course, the eye doctor is going to discuss all of this with the patient before the cataracts are taken out. Our office does this procedure on a regular basis and our experience places us in a great position to help you as well.

Come and Visit Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates to Learn More

At Dr. VanDerPloeg & Associates, we take great pride in the services we provide to our patients. This includes the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts. We believe that everyone in the Amelia and Batavia areas deserves to have access to an eye doctor who is going to listen. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you with your eye care needs, call Dr. VanDerPloeg in Cincinnati. Dr. VanDerPloeg will always place the needs of his patients first. Call us today to make an appointment! Our number is 513-753-4981.

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