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Dr. Neil B. Griffin Cataract Surgeon

About Cataract and Understanding Your Vision

Are you having blurred vision or sensitivity to light? A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens that interferes with the light passing through to the retina. Individuals with cataracts usually describe their vision as being similar, to looking through a foggy windshield. Also, your reading may become more difficult and driving become […]

Cataract Symptoms

Cataract Symptoms and Early Signs

Think you may have cataracts? Is everything starting to look hazy and dull? Understanding cataract symptoms and early signs can help you get proper diagnosis and treatment. Here are some of the most common cataract symptoms: Blurred Vision– Can happen with objects close-up or at a distance. Seeing Halos around Lights– Halos are bright circles […]

How does Cataract Affect Your Vision

How does Cataract Affect Your Vision?

Over time, cataracts can affect your vision, and may end up limiting your activities and ability to enjoy life. If you think your vision is changing look out for these common symptoms and/or signs of cataracts. Common Symptoms of Cataracts Blurred Vision- Can happen with objects close-up or at a distance. Seeing Halos around Lights- […]

Age Related Cataracts and Other Risk Factors

As we age, proteins begin to clump together inside the natural lens of the eye. This causes the lens of the eye to become cloudy and light rays to scatter inside the eye instead of focusing directly on the back of the eye (retina) and creates a blurred vision.  A cataract is a common vision […]

How do Cataracts Affect Your Vision?

Most cataracts are age related.  According to the National Eye Institute, by age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.  Age-related cataracts can affect your vision. So how do cataracts affect your vision?  Clumps of protein reduce the sharpness of the image reaching the retina.   When the protein […]

Frequently Asked Cataract Questions

1) What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens in the eye which affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. 2) What are the symptoms of a cataract? -Cloudy or blurry vision -Colors seem faded -Glare or a halo around lights -Frequent prescription changes to eye glasses 3) How […]

Common Symptoms of Cataracts

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are 24 million Americans over the age of 40 who are affected by cataracts. The older a person gets the greater the risk for developing cataracts. Common Symptoms: Blurred Vision– Can happen with […]