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Cataract Diagnosis & Co-Management

Omaha & Lincoln, NE

Cataract Diagnosis & Co-Management

A cataract is when your eye’s lens becomes cloudy. Proteins in your eyes break down over time and eventually clump together, leading to blurry and distorted vision. Most cataracts are due to age-related changes in your eyes, but they also occur due to trauma or medical conditions like diabetes. At ProEye Vision Center, our optometrists can diagnose cataracts during your eye exam and prescribe treatments and glasses to manage the symptoms.  

If surgery is necessary, our staff has relationships with the best eye surgeons in the area and can refer you to a specialist for continued care. We will then schedule follow-up visits to monitor your recovery after surgery. 

How are cataracts diagnosed?  

Our eye doctors can diagnose a cataract during your comprehensive eye exam. To begin, we may ask you about your symptoms and recent vision changes. We will then use state-of-the-art technology to detect cataracts in their early stages, before they worsen and impact your quality of life.  

Treatment for cataracts in Omaha & Lincoln, NE 

Treatment for cataracts is based on how much they are interfering with your vision and daily routine. Depending on the severity of your cataracts, you may not need surgery right away. If your symptoms aren’t serious, we may be able to simply update your prescription to clear up your vision. When your cataracts start to impact your quality of life and ability to perform daily tasks, that is when we will recommend surgery. At that point, we will refer you to a trusted ophthalmologist in your area and schedule follow-up visits with you to monitor your progress and recovery. 

Treating your cataracts  

If you’re noticing vision changes or looking for cataract treatment in Omaha or Lincoln, Nebraska, our experts are here to help! Schedule an appointment for a thorough eye exam to check for early signs of cataracts or to discuss cataract surgery.