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Cataract - Bonney Lake WA


What Is A Cataract? 


Cataracts are one of the most common age-related eye conditions. A cataract is the cloudiness of the eyes’ natural lens. Cataracts are most commonly found in people over the age of 50. Certain systemic medications such as corticosteroids used to treat asthma However, infants can have congenital cataracts.

Age-related cataracts tend to progress slowly.

Signs and symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Blurry vision

  • Changes in color perception

  • Night glare

  • Difficulty seeing at night

There is no treatment to prevent or slow cataract progression. In age-related cataracts, changes in vision are typically gradual.

What are cataracts?

Causes Of Cataracts


Cataracts are typically due to age-related changes in the eyes’ natural lens. However, there are other factors that can contribute to onset or fast progression of cataracts:

  • Diabetes

  • Oral steroids

  • Unprotected sun exposure

  • Smoking

  • Nutritional deficiency – some studies suggest a correlation between cataract formation and low levels of antioxidants.

While you can’t stop the onset of cataracts, there are things you can do to delay the onset or slow down the progression of cataracts:

  • Wear UV blocking lenses

  • Decrease or stop smoking

  • Increase antioxidant consumption by eating green leafy vegetables

Treatment For Cataracts


Cataract treatment is determined based on the level of vision impairment. When cataracts progress to the point that vision can be not corrected with glasses or contact lenses, surgery may be needed. Dr. Kaur has built relationships with local cataract surgeons in the area to provide successful visual outcomes for her patients.


If you’ve noticed changes in vision or having difficulty driving at night due to increased glare and halos at night, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kaur to check for cataracts.

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