Cataracts are a normal occurrence
in an aging eye:

Your transparent eye lens begins to cloud over with the gradual build-up of naturally-occurring proteins in the eye. Instead of allowing light to enter properly, the cloudy lens creates a foggy appearance to everything you see.

This process does not happen overnight. It is typically a slow development that makes it increasingly difficult to see things clearly and perform daily tasks.

Symptoms of Cataracts

Hazy/blurry/cloudy vision

Glare and starbursts with night driving

Dull appearance of colors

Vision takes on a yellowish/brownish tint

Eye sensitivity in bright light

Cataract Treatment
in Buffalo, NY

While there is no cure for cataracts, cataract surgery is a very common and effective procedure to restore clear vision. It is possible, and sometimes even recommended, that you live with cataracts for years before undergoing surgery if they are not affecting your daily life. At Atwal Eye Care, we perform exams to assess your cataract development and only recommend cataract surgery in Buffalo when we feel the time is right.

Types of Cataracts

You can have a cataract in one or both eyes. The position of your cataract will affect what type of vision disturbance you have.

  • Nuclear cataract: occurs in the center of the lens, often creating temporary near vision improvement
  • Cortical cataract: occurs around the edges of the lens, often resulting in spoke-like opacities that move to the center of the lens
  • Subcapsular cataract: occurs at the back of the lens, often masking symptoms until the later stages
Buffalo NY

Contact us today to schedule an eye exam and
learn more about your eye health.