What are Cataracts?
Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people middle-aged and older. They are a leading cause of blindness throughout the world.
A cataract is a clouding in the lens of the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. By age 80, it is estimated that more than half of all Americans either will have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.
Treatment for Cataracts:
The symptoms of early cataracts may be improved with anti-glare sunglasses, brighter lighting, or magnifying glasses. If vision is not improved with these measures, surgery is the only effective treatment. Cataract surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.
How To Get Cataract Surgery at Blue Mountain Hospital:
Dr. Mitchell Brinks performs cataract surgery for Blue Mountain Hospital one day per month.
To be considered for cataract surgery, please make an appointment with Dr. David Archibald, John Day Optometrist, 541-575-1819.
If you are eligible for cataract surgery, his office will refer you to Dr. Brinks for surgery.