Cataract Sheridan WY

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Andrew F Hall
(307) 674-4449
350 S Brooks St
Sheridan, WY
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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JillM.H. Miller,O.D.
(303) 986-5983
Sheridan Eyecare Center,116 South Main
Sheridan, WY
 
Groshart Eye Clinic PC
(307) 674-7611
25 E Grinnell Plz
Sheridan, WY
 
Walton F Smith OD
(307) 673-5177
1050 Sugarland Dr
Sheridan, WY
Services
Optometrist

MatthewE. Groshart,O.D.
(307) 674-7611
Groshart Eye Clinic PC,25 Grinnell Plaza
Sheridan, WY
 
JosephV. Katschke,O.D.
(307) 673-5177
WyoVision Associates, Inc.,1450 Sugarland Drive
Sheridan, WY
 
Wal-mart Stores Inc
(307) 674-7417
1695 Coffeen Ave
Sheridan, WY
Services
Optometrist

Marci Pieper OD
Wyovision Associates Inc
(307) 674-7331
116 S Main St
Sheridan, WY
 
Sheridan Eye Care Center Inc
(307) 674-7331
116 S Main St
Sheridan, WY
Services
Optometrist

AbbeyL. Howell,O.D.
(307) 673-2500
1695 Coffeen Ave
Sheridan, WY
 
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What is a Cataract?

Answer:
A cataract is a clouding that occurs in the

lens of the eye, which is located behind the iris and the pupil . The lens in the eye focuses light onto the retina at the back of the eye.

The lens also adjusts the focus of the eye, which allows people to see objects clearly that are up close and far away.

The lens is comprised mostly of water and protein. This protein is arranged in a way that keeps the lens clear and allows light to pass through. Some of the protein may clump together as we age, and begin to cloud a portion of the lens. This clouding is known as a cataract.  Over time, a cataract may grow larger and cloud a larger portion of the lens.  The more the lens clouds, the harder it is to see.

Cataracts fall into three different classifications.

Nuclear cataract: This kind of cataract is seen as it forms. A nuclear cataract forms in the center of the lens, and is due to the natural changes that occur as we age.
      
Cortical cataract: These form in the cortex of the lens, It has spokes that gradually extend from the outer portion of the lens to the center. Cortical cataracts are commonly found in those that suffer with diabetes.
      
Sub-capsular cataract: This classification of cataract develops at the back of the lens. People who have diabetes, high farsightedness, retinitis pigmentosa or those taking high doses of steroids may develop this type of cataract.

Most of the time a cataract will start out very small.  At this point it will have little effect on your vision. The first symptom is usually the fact that things appear blurry, as if looking through a cloudy window. Light from the sun or a lamp may seem bright or glaring. Often, while driving at night, headlights may seem more blurry or glaring than normal. Also, colors may not appear as bright as they use to.

Researchers are beginning to discover factors that may cause cataracts, but...

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