Cataracts Explained Simply – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

What are cataracts in the eyes? Dr. Allen explains cataracts, reviewing the symptoms, causes and treatment options for cataracts. Learn more about cataract surgery, implant options and tips for success here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp9JOqJ3dew&list=PLzi60fSuOmPAXfTyUXl5WWPGp-2dUZzm5

Cataracts in your eyes are when a clear structure within the eye (called the crystalline lens) begins to change and become opaque. The symptoms of cataracts often include blurred vision and glare. What causes cataract in your eyes is multifactorial, including genetics and environmental factors. However, the most common type of cataract formation is termed an “age related cataract” as they often occur with age. Treatment for cataracts is primarily through cataract surgery, where a surgeon breaks up the cataract within the eye, removes it and then replaces the cataract with a plastic lens implant.

In this video, I go over
0:00 – Cataracts Explained Simply
0:33 – Intro and Cataracts Playlist
1:01 – What are cataracts?
1:48 – What cataracts look like
2:20 – Cataract Symptoms
4:12 – What Causes Cataracts
5:42 – Treatment for cataracts
6:58 – When do you need cataract surgery?

Tips to prevent cataracts naturally: (Coming soon)
Tips for cataract surgery: (Coming soon)
Cataract surgery implant options: (coming soon)

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About This Video:
In this video Joseph J. Allen, OD, FAAO, Diplo ABO, discusses cataracts in your eyes, the symptoms they cause and cataract surgery. If you are researching the symptoms of cataracts in eyes, we will go over how they cause blurred vision as well as glare. What causes cataracts in your eyes is complex and multifactorial, but we do review some of the major players and ways to prevent cataracts. Cataract treatment involves having cataract surgery, which is largely a safe and efficient procedure. In this video briefly review cataract surgery as we will go more in depth on that subject in the next videos in the series.

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