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Five Signs You May Need Cataract Surgery

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Once you’ve begun to develop a cataract in one or both eyes, Binghamton eye surgeon Dr. Daniel Sambursky can talk with you about early preventative measures you can take to try and deter the growth of the cataract as well as when the time might be right to consider cataract surgery.

A cataract consultation with Dr. Sambursky also is a chance to make sure your cataracts aren’t related to another eye condition such as glaucoma.

If you’re uncertain about whether or not you might have a cataract, which is a clouding of the eye’s lens that impacts your ability to see, here are the five most common symptoms of the condition:

Visual clouding of the eye
Blurred sight
Glare from both natural and artificial light
Diminished night vision
Double vision
The majority of older adults have cataracts or have already opted to have them corrected with surgery. People who smoke or suffer from diabetes or alcoholism have an even higher than normal incidence of cataracts.

Without cataract surgery, the dominant way that patients can manage their cataracts is with a fresh pair of eyeglasses, superior sun protection for their eyes, enacting an antioxidant-rich diet, and in some cases, using a magnifying glass.

But when these measures are either ineffective or inconvenient, the next step is to talk with Dr. Sambursky about your cataract surgery options.

To schedule a consultation with Binghamton cataract surgeon Dr. Sambursky, who also treats patients from Ithaca, Elmira, Corning, Cortland and Oneonta, please contact our practice online or call 877-333-0700.


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