How cataracts are treated (Posted late on 07/05 from 07/02)

Strong bifocals can be used when initial symptoms begin to appear. The glasses can improve vision for a while if they have strong magnification and the individual donning the glasses has appropriate lighting.

Eye specialists will typically recommend surgery when the cataracts have progressed enough that they seriously impair vision; affecting your clients’ daily life. Poor vision is considered by many people as an inevitable effect of aging. If only they considered cataract surgery, which is quite simple indeed, they could regain their vision through having a relatively painless procedure. Why not talk your clients into it?

Cataract surgery is considered very successful in restoring vision to those whose vision is failing. If you, as a caregiver, inquire a bit, you will learn that cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgery in the United States. According to the PBA, it is an actual fact that more than three million American people over the age of 40 undergo cataract surgery annually. Ninety percent of those individuals regain very good vision; somewhere between 20/20 and 20/40.

When a person has cataract surgery, they will have their clouded over lens removed. In most cases, the cloudy lens will be replaced with a clear plastic intraocular lens, or what is called an IOL.

New technology for IOS is being developed all the time. The surgery is made less complicated all the time for the surgeons and their patients alike. The lenses are better and better.

According to, Presbyopia-correcting IOLs potentially help you see at all distances, not just one. Another new type of IOL blocks both ultraviolet and blue light rays, which research indicates may damage the retina.

By studying these procedures and other information, I am able to provide it to my clients and show them that With Age Comes Respect.

About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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