MVC Eye Care treats cataracts by providing non-surgical treatments. While surgery is not the first treatment offered, we do provide the perfect vision solutions for your needs so that you can see as clearly as possibly prior to having surgery. We also monitor and provide post-op services after your procedure(s) to guarantee the highest quality of care. At MVC Eye Care we stand beside you and support your vision needs throughout every stage of your life.

Understanding Cataracts

Cataracts cause you to slowly lose your vision because your lens is clouding up.
While each type produces cloudiness, there are three specific types of cataracts to consider:

  • Nuclear Cataracts eventually require cataract surgery and form right in the middle of your lens. This is the typical type of cataract that develops as you get older.
  • Cortical Cataracts are cataracts that begin outside of your lens, forming in the cortex of your eye. They slowly move inward over time. This type of cataract is common for people who suffer from Diabetes.
  • Subcapsular Cataracts begin at the rear of the lens. People who are diabetic, take prescription steroid medications, or are diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa can develop this type of cataract.

The Cause of Cataracts

There’s no specific reason for cataracts to develop in most people, but there are risk factors that can be considered when determining why an individual has developed cataracts. Potential risk factors to developing cataracts can include:

  • Consistent exposure to radiation, air pollution, or UV rays.
  • Uncontrolled blood sugar levels for diabetes.
  • Long term use of steroids.
  • A diet that is high in salt.
  • Heavy alcohol consumption and smoking cigarettes.

Treatment Options for Cataracts

We offer non-surgical treatments for cataracts here at MVC Eye Care. Cataracts that are just beginning to develop may not need to be removed right away. You can correct your vision by wearing glasses if necessary until your cataracts become worse. If your cataracts progress as expected, you can talk with our team about cataract surgery and we will refer you to the our highly recommended specialists when you are ready.

When you have a new lens placed in your eye, your vision will improve dramatically. This is one of the most common surgical procedures performed everyday and complications are rare. Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure and you will return home on the same day.

When you are concerned about your vision, it’s time to call MVC Eye Care to determine if you need cataract surgery or not. We offer vision services in Merrimack, Manchester, Milford, Windham, Hampton and throughout surrounding communities.