What Is The Best Way to Treat Cataracts?

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Cataracts, which cause clouding of the eye’s lens, can significantly affect your vision and quality of life. 

The good news is that you have options to treat cataracts and restore your sight. Find out more about the solutions available below.

Symptoms of Cataracts

Here are some of the most common symptoms of cataracts that you might be experiencing:

  • Blurred or cloudy vision
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Fading or yellowing of colors
  • Seeing “halos” around lights

If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, seeing an eye specialist for an evaluation is essential.

Surgery for Cataracts

The most effective treatment for cataracts is surgery. While this might sound daunting, cataract surgery is one of the most common and safest procedures performed today. Here’s what you can expect:

Pre-Surgery Preparation

Your eye doctor will thoroughly examine the severity of your cataracts and discuss the best type of intraocular lens (IOL) for your needs. There are various types of IOLs, including monofocal, multifocal, and toric lenses, each with different benefits.

The Procedure

Cataract surgery typically involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a clear artificial lens. Surgeons typically perform this procedure under local anesthesia, completing it in less than 30 minutes (on average).


Most people can return home the same day. You may experience mild discomfort and need to avoid strenuous activities for a short period, but many patients notice improved vision within a few days.

Benefits of Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery offers a range of advantages that can positively impact your life, including:

  • Improved Vision: Clearer, sharper vision is the most immediate benefit.
  • Better Quality of Life: Enhanced ability to perform daily activities like reading, driving, and enjoying hobbies.
  • Reduced Dependence on Glasses: Depending on the type of IOL chosen, you might not need glasses as much as before.

Schedule a Cataract Consultation in Westborough, MA

If you’re experiencing symptoms of cataracts, don’t wait to seek help. At Keamy Eye & Laser Centre, we specialize in diagnosing and treating cataracts with the latest surgical techniques. 

Our team dedicates itself to delivering the finest care possible and aiding you in regaining a clear vision.

Call us today at 508-836-8733 to schedule your consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve better vision and a brighter future!

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