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Cataract Diagnosis & Treatment at Dr. Finley’s Family Eyecare in Herndon

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are lens opacity or cloudiness that interfere with vision. Some degree of lens clouding is normal as we age, but as cataracts progress, they can begin to affect your visual abilities. Cataracts are a common cause of elderly vision impairment in America. Worldwide, cataracts are a common cause of blindness, but in the USA diagnosis and treatment for cataracts are widely available.

How We Diagnose Cataracts

Cataract Testing

Your optometrist might use a variety of tests to diagnose cataracts. A visual acuity test using an eye chart can be a good indicator of issues like cataracts. From there, your optometrist will likely use a slit-lamp exam to look for cataracts. Depending on your needs, a slit-lamp exam may or may not be used with a dilated eye exam.

Signs & Symptoms

Your age and any symptoms you’re experiencing will be taken into consideration when diagnosing cataracts. Only 5% of people under 65 have cataracts, whereas after the age of 75 that number jumps to 50%. Blurred vision or glare, especially when driving at night, also could be indicators of cataracts. Cataracts often progress gradually, however, so the best way to diagnose cataracts is during an eye exam once per year.

Cataract Treatment

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is a readily available treatment for cataracts that is effective and safe. In most cases, surgery is not recommended immediately, assuming you have had regular eye exams and your cataracts have been diagnosed early and monitored.

Surgery is used when cataracts progress to the point of interfering with daily tasks like nighttime driving and reading. In the most common type of cataract surgery, the cataract is removed with a high-frequency ultrasound device and a lens implant is inserted. Cataract surgery with lasers is also becoming more common, as it reduces the need for blades and helps to break the cataract apart. Your optometrist can help recommend the best surgery option for you.

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Where are we located?

Dr. Finley’s Family Eyecare is conveniently located on the corner of Pine Street and Monroe Street, across the road from the Pine Street Plaza.

Address

709 Pine Street
Herndon, VA 20170

Contact Information

Phone: (703) 471-7810
[email protected]

Hours of Operations

Monday
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesdays
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

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