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Cataract Diagnosis & Treatment at Ashburn Eye Care in Virginia

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Cataracts & Your Eyes

People are often surprised to hear that the formation of cataracts is a natural part of the eye’s aging process. In fact, they are extremely common: most people will get cataracts at some point after the age of 60.

The good news is they are relatively painless and curable via simply surgery. Book an appointment today, our optometry team can help.

What Are Cataracts & How Do They Form?

Cataracts form when the lens in our eye starts to age, over time becoming thick, less flexible, and less transparent. Eventually, the tissues in the lens start to break down and clump together, resulting in cloudy areas and opaque spots.

Though they are painless, cataracts can obscure your vision and make it difficult to perform daily tasks. Luckily, cataracts are one of the only treatable eye diseases and cured via simple surgery.

  • Hazy or blurry vision
  • Reduced color vision
  • Increased glare, especially while driving at night
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Aging
  • Diabetes
  • Genetics and family history
  • Smoking and excessive alcohol use
  • Obesity
  • Overexposure to UVA and UVB rays

Treatment

Cataract are treated via outpatient surgery, using a local anesthetic. It is a quick and pain-free procedure that involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (also called an IOL).

This lens will remain a permanent part of your eye and functions as your natural lens would. If you have cataracts in both eyes, the surgeon will perform two separate surgeries: one for each eye. This ensures one eye is healed and recovering properly before correcting the other eye.

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Ashburn

Our Ashburn location is conveniently located in the Ashburn Shopping Plaza, next to the UPS Store.

(703) 726-0005

44050 Ashburn Village Blvd. Suite 163
Ashburn, VA 20147

Monday:    9:30am – 6:00pm

Tuesday:    9:30am – 7:30pm

Wednesday:    9:30am – 6:00pm

Thursday:    9:30am – 6:00pm

Friday:        9:30am – 5:00pm

Saturday:    8:00am – 2:00pm

Chantilly

Our Chantilly location is conveniently located on Centreville Road, next to Chantilly Chiropractic.

(703) 830-6380

3910 Centreville Road, Suite 100
Chantilly, VA 20151

Monday:    9:30am – 6:00pm

Tuesday:    9:30am – 6:00pm

Wednesday:    9:30am – 6:00pm

Thursday:    9:30am – 6:00pm

Friday:        9:30am – 5:00pm

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