Cataract Symptoms & Treatment in Mobile, AL

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Cataracts are an age-related vision condition that eventually will impact most people. In fact, the National Eye Institute estimates that more than half of Americans over the age of 80 either suffer from cataracts or have undergone cataract surgery to treat the condition.

Unfortunately, you may not notice any cataract symptoms until the condition has progressed into more advanced stages. This is because early cataracts are extremely small and rarely block enough light to cause noticeable impairment in your vision.

Because symptoms take so long to develop, it is important to visit Dr. Christopher Walton for regular checkups. This way, he can recommend the appropriate treatments as they are needed.

Please call 251-341-3385 today to schedule an eye exam at our office in Mobile, Alabama.

Gradual Onset of Cataract Symptoms

A cataract is a clouding of your eye's lens. As more and more cataracts form, they will cause light to scatter instead of focusing properly on the retina. As this clouded area of your lens becomes larger, your vision will progressively become blurry and dim.

Other symptoms that may develop over time include:

  • Fading colors
  • Increased light sensitivity
  • Double vision
  • Problems with night vision, such as glare or halos
  • More frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions

Many of these symptoms are also associated with other vision conditions. In order to determine whether your symptoms are caused by cataracts, Dr. Walton will perform a comprehensive cataract diagnostic exam at our Mobile, AL eye center.

Cataract Treatment In Mobile, AL

When cataracts are in their early stages, you can treat your symptoms by:

  • Adjusting your eyeglass or contact lens prescription
  • Using anti-glare lenses
  • Using brighter light for tasks requiring near vision

As your cataracts progress and start having a more significant impact on your daily life, Dr. Walton may recommend cataract surgery to replace your eye's clouded lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). Dr. Walton uses the LenSx laser for cataract surgery procedures, an advanced laser technology that improves precision, reduces recovery, and results in a better outcome.

See What Our Patients Have To Say!

I underwent Cataract surgery 7 years ago with Dr. Walton replacing my lenses with the Restor Multi-Focal lenses. I could not be happier. Dr. Walton's skill and knowledge in his field are peerless in my opinion. I have recommended him to a number of friends and colleagues. - Roger L.

I'm so glad we chose Dr. Walton for my husband's cataract surgeries! He's highly skilled & knowledgeable and has a great "chairside" manner. He and the entire staff do an excellent job caring for patients and letting you know what to expect every step of the way. Both the office & the surgery center operate like a well-oiled machine, yet they still take the time to answer any questions and treat you like you're their most important patient. We highly recommend Dr. Walton! - Robin R.

Dr. Walton made Mr. Maples feel totally at ease. His cataract surgery went off without a hitch. Dr. Walton is TOP NOTCH. His staff is awesome. They followed up throughout his post op. If you are considering Dr. Walton for any type of eye care look no further. - Lecia B.

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If you're interested in learning more about cataract treatment in Mobile, AL, please call 251-341-3385 or click here. We look forward to providing you with the individualized care you deserve!

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