Cataracts, a cloudy film that develops over one or both eyes and affects vision, are the number one cause of vision loss in the U.S. and affect over 50% of all adults over the age of 75. This common, treatable eye ailment develops gradually and is usually accompanied by a glare of light or blurry vision.

Griswold Home Care has collected a number of resources to help you better understand the symptoms, causes, and warning signs of a cataract, as well as treatment options to remove this problem and restore clear, healthy vision. Browse through our list of helpful articles below to increase your knowledge on this health issue that affects so many seniors.

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Cataract Surgery Options for Elderly Patients

Griswold Home Care provides a brief, yet thorough look at the effects and symptoms of cataracts, a clouding of the eye that typically affects older adults. Read more about this all-too-common eye ailment, as well as effective surgery options that older adults with cataracts may wish to consider.

Cataracts in the Elderly

One of the most common warning signs of cataracts in older adults is impaired vision that is accompanied by a cloudy film over an eye that is normally clear. Learn more about how opticians test for the presence of a cataract, treatment options, and specific concerns for those caring for a senior citizen with cataracts.

Cataract Surgery FAQs

If you or your loved one have been diagnosed with cataracts, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions: Why does my doctor want me to wait to have surgery? Is cataract surgery serious? What are the side effects of cataract surgery? These are just a few of the questions that Griswold Home Care can help you to answer.

Cataracts: Signs to Watch For

In addition to a number of signs and symptoms of cataracts, Griswold Home Care provides older adults and loved ones with information on various types of cataracts and the causes of this common, yet treatable eye disorder.

Caring for Seniors with Cataracts

Although cataracts are a common, treatable condition with regard to eyesight, it can pose an additional set of problems for some older adults that extends beyond blurred vision. If you’re caring for a loved one with cataracts, Griswold Home Care has some simple tips for preventing falls and driving accidents, as well as how to offer your support.