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Cataracts Diagnosis & Treatment in Winnipeg

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Maintaining Clarity When it Comes to Your Eyesight

Cataracts begin to form when the clear lens in the eye becomes cloudy. Cataracts are a natural part of ageing that almost everyone will develop at some point in their life. They can range from small areas of cloudiness to large opaque areas that cover your entire field of vision.

Cataracts are most likely to affect people over the age of 60, but they can begin to develop in people of any age. They typically advance slowly over several months, but they can grow and worsen rapidly in some cases.

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What are Cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that leads to a decrease in vision. It is caused by protein clumping that occurs over time and results in the lens becoming opaque. This prevents light from properly passing through the lens to the retina at the back of the eye, causing blurred vision.

Cataracts tend to develop slowly over many years and are very common in older adults, with most people over the age of 60 having some degree of cataract formation. The cloudy areas in the lens prevent clear images from forming on the retina, making vision hazy and colors appear faded.



Symptoms of Cataracts

If you notice any changes in your ocular health or vision, it’s always in your best interest to visit your optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam. Symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Blurry or foggy vision
  • Decreased night vision
  • Halos around lights
  • Colours appearing dull or muted
  • Feeling as if there is a film covering your eye
  • Increased light sensitivity

Although there is no surefire way to prevent cataracts, you can adopt healthy habits and lifestyle changes to slow their progression:

  • Eat foods rich in antioxidants, like blueberries and leafy green vegetables.
  • Protect your eyes from harmful UV rays with high-quality sunglasses.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Exercise regularly.

Treating Cataracts

In the early stages of cataracts, your vision will likely only be moderately affected and won’t require intensive forms of treatment. During these stages, we can prescribe glasses or contact lenses to give you the sharpest vision possible. As the condition progresses, however, corrective eyewear may not be useful.

In advanced stages of cataracts, we may refer you to an ophthalmologist for cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is a safe and effective surgery that removes your cloudy, natural lens and replaces it with a clear, artificial intraocular lens.

If you need cataract surgery, we’ll be sure to give you all the necessary information to prepare you for the procedure. After surgery, we’ll help co-manage your recovery and monitor your ocular health and healing progress.

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Our Location in Winnipeg

Front desk of View Pointe Vision + Style located in Winnipeg.

Our Address

Find us on the corner of Pembina Hwy & Killarney Ave
5 Killarney Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3B1

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Phone: 204-560-8439
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