Cataracts

Cataracts is part of a normal aging process of the eye. The crystalline lens inside our eyes are very clear and very reflexible when we were born. But as we age, it becomes less and less clear and more and more inflexible due to an accumulation of waste products inside the lens. This loss of clarity and flexibility is the cause of normal cataracts formation and presbyopia (inability to focus at near objects clearly). Different types of cataracts exist, some cause more vision loss than others.

At iSight, our comprehensive dilated eye examination includes dilated pupil exam to examine the crystalline lens. We recommend anyone with the followin

Risk factors:

  • Increasing age

  • Prolonged exposure to sunlight (UV exposure)

  • Smoking

  • Excessive intake of alcohol

  • High myopia (more than -6.00 D)

  • Previous eye injury or surgery

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