At the practice of Dr. David Aizuss, Encino and West Hills, California area patients can seek treatment for a wide range of eye health and vision concerns. One of the more common conditions that can develop and impact one’s overall vision clarity and eye health is that of cataracts.
Cataracts can develop in one or both eyes and may get worse at different rates. This condition often causes patients to experience blurred vision and increased glare. In the earlier stages, it is often not too troublesome, but as it is left untreated, it can worsen and greatly impact one’s quality of life and ability to maintain their independence. Dr. David Aizuss often educates patients on the risks associated with leaving cataracts untreated but also counsels patients not to have surgery before it is truly necessary.
Left untreated, cataracts can lead to vision impairment, loss, or complete blindness over time. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, cataracts are the number one cause of blindness in the world. Additionally, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention also reports cataracts as the biggest culprit for vision impairment and loss. Cataracts can definitely impact mobility as we age and can be a contributor to falls in the elderly.
Because cataracts develop and progress slowly, the impairment of one’s vision can occur at a gradual pace. However, if patients do not get a proper diagnosis and speak to their ophthalmologist about treatment options, they may experience the following problems:
- Colors that appear faded
- Difficult discerning colors
- Double vision
- Light sensitivity
- Halos and glare around lights
- Cloudy or hazy vision
- Night vision impairment
- Tinting or yellowing of colors
- Complete vision loss/blindness
For many patients, cataract surgery is the only way to treat the later stages. With this procedure, the doctor will replace the lens of the eye with an intraocular lens to help in improving and restoring vision. With successful treatments, patients can regain their independence and restore their quality of life! We specialize in both standard as well as laser cataract surgery and have extensive experience implanting premium lens implants which can further reduce dependence on spectacle correction for every day activities such as driving and computer work.
Request your evaluation with Dr. David Aizuss today!
If you live in the areas of Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Calabasas or West Hills, California or anywhere nearby in the San Fernando and Conejo Valleys and believe you are dealing with cataracts, we encourage you to book an appointment at the practice of Dr. David Aizuss today to undergo an eye examination to determine if cataracts have formed. Our professionals offer recommendations for treatment to help patients through the process of improving their eyesight even when conditions such as this occur.