Eye conditions can impact the ability to travel and quality of life. Make treatments simpler by choosing the convenience of staying close to home with Tomah Health.
For ophthalmology patients, we offer cataract surgery close to home from a surgeon trained in comprehensive ophthalmology.
What are Cataracts?
A cataract is a cloudy lens. The lens is positioned behind the colored part of your eye (iris). The lens focuses light that passes into your eye, producing clear, sharp images on the retina — the light-sensitive membrane in the eye that functions like the film in a camera. As you age, the lenses in your eyes become less flexible, less transparent and thicker.
Symptoms of Cataracts include:
- Clouded, blurred or dim vision
- Fading or yellowing of colors
- Sensitivity to light and glare
- Increased difficulty with vision at night
As a cataract continues to develop, the clouding in your vision becomes denser. A cataract scatters and blocks the light as it passes through the lens, preventing a sharply defined image from reaching your retina. As a result, your vision becomes blurred.
This impaired vision can affect your daily activities and cataract surgery is a safe treatment option for many patients. For more information on eye care treatments or surgeries, please contact your primary care provider.