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Cataract Diagnosis & Surgery Co-management

Cataracts are a common eye condition that affects many people as they age. At Baymeadows Vision Center in Jacksonville, Florida, our eye doctor Dr. Monica Brown can diagnose cataracts and help you restore your vision. If surgery is needed, she will refer you to a trusted ophthalmologist and provide follow-up care.

What are cataracts?  

A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. When the lens becomes cloudy, light can’t pass through, leading to blurry vision. People with cataracts often describe it as looking through a frosted glass or a foggy window. As time goes on, the cataract may get larger and affect more of your vision.  

Diagnosing cataracts  

Our eye doctor can diagnose cataracts during an eye exam, which typically includes a vision test and a retinal exam. She may also perform other tests, such as a glare test, to determine the severity of your cataracts and whether they are affecting your vision. 

Treatment for cataracts  

Treatment for cataracts will depend on how much they affect your vision and daily activities. In the early stages, you may be able to manage cataracts by making small changes like using magnifying lenses or brighter lighting. Your eye doctor may also update your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses.  

As the cataract develops, you may need to get surgery to remove it. Cataract surgery is a very common and safe procedure that involves removing the clouded natural lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. If our eye doctor determines surgery is necessary, she will refer you to a trusted ophthalmologist in the Jacksonville area and schedule follow-up visits with you to monitor your progress and recovery.  

Schedule an eye exam in Jacksonville, Florida 

Our eye doctor has extensive experience in diagnosing cataracts and providing expert care before and after cataract surgery. If you think you may have cataracts, contact us today to schedule an eye exam at our office in Jacksonville, Florida.