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Aiken, SC 29803
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A cataract is a clouding that develops in the crystalline lens of the eye or in its envelope (lens capsule), varying in degree from slight to complete opacity and obstructing the passage of light. Early in the development of age-related cataract, the power of the lens may be increased, causing near-sightedness (myopia), and the gradual yellowing and opacification of the lens may reduce the perception of blue colors. Cataracts typically progress slowly to cause vision loss, and are potentially blinding if untreated. The condition usually affects both eyes, but almost always one eye is affected earlier than the other. To receive more basic information about cataracts, click here.

Catract Diagnosis Service

Spec's patients with eye trouble similar to what is outlined above should schedule an appointment with our doctors, who can examine and diagnose cataracts. Upon diagnosis, our doctors and staff will work to assist connecting the patient with one of our ophthalmologists in our Aiken or Augusta office.

Cataracts are a common cause of poor vision, particularly for the elderly, but they are treatable. Your ophthalmologist can tell you whether a cataract or some other problem is the cause for your vision loss or discomfort, and will help you decide if cataract surgery is appropriate for you.

Please contact us to set up an appointment and you’ll begin your first step to better vision.