Vision disorders can be nuisances at best, and at worst, they can severely impact your quality of life. Although there are various treatments for even serious vision disorders, you might still experience negative side effects after treatment. One of the biggest examples of this is dealing with cloudy vision after cataract surgery, which can be as bad if not worse than your original vision was before surgery.
Fortunately, at Fletcher Family Eyecare of Jonesboro, AR, Dr. Fletcher, and his team can provide comprehensive eye care for issues such as cloudy vision after cataract surgery. To treat this, we recommend a YAG laser capsulotomy, which can allow you to see clearly again.
What Are Cataracts?
Cataracts are a condition that affects over 24.4 million adults over the age of 40 in the United States. Cataracts can be debilitating, leading to symptoms such as:
- Blurry vision
- Cloudy vision
- Increased glare
- Inability to see at night
- Double vision
- Vision loss
Symptoms can affect older individuals and people with chronic health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. When cataracts develop, you will see a visible clouding over the lens of the eye, which might make the eye appear cloudy or milky gray. If cataracts are impacting your vision, it's best to seek help from an optometrist.
How Can an Optometrist Help?
An optometrist will be able to determine whether your vision issues are due to cataracts and what the appropriate treatment option will be. Cataracts do not have to be treated unless they affect your ability to live life and complete day-to-day activities. The most common and effective treatment for cataracts is cataract surgery, where the eye lens is removed along with the cloudy build-up underneath, and an artificial lens is then placed over the eye.
What Is YAG Laser Capsulotomy?
Unfortunately, some individuals will experience cloudly vision again after cataract surgery, leading to severe vision loss.
YAG laser capsulotomy is a surgery that is done in an outpatient setting, meaning patients can go home the same day as their surgery. The surgery involves an optometrist providing local anesthesia to the eye and then using a laser to create a clear pathway to allow light to pass through the eye's hazy posterior capsule into the retina.
Getting Help from an Optometrist in Jonesboro, AR
At Fletcher Family Eyecare, Dr. Fletcher can help provide you with cataract treatment options, including cataract surgery and YAG laser capsulotomy. Don't wait for your vision to worsen. Start seeing clearly today. Get help in Jonesboro, AR, by calling our clinic and setting up an appointment at (870) 930-9200.