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Hawaiian Eye Center brings attention to Cataract Awareness Month – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-06-11 22:07:08 –

Honolulu (KHON2) —The Hawaiian Eye Center calls on the public to undergo regular eye examinations and recognize risk factors for cataracts as part of an effort to draw attention to Cataract Awareness Month.

Cataract Awareness Month was held in June, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology states that early detection and treatment of cataracts is important for maintaining vision.

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According to the Hawaiian Eye Center, everyone develops cataracts as they get older, but there are certain factors that can exacerbate the development of cataracts. According to the Hawaiian Eye Center, risk factors include diabetes, drugs such as steroids, and prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays.

“Cataracts are one of the leading causes of reversible loss of vision in the United States. This condition can be treated with cataract surgery, one of the most common outpatient surgeries in the United States.”

Dr. Steven Lee, Hawaiian Eye Center Ophthalmologist

Cataracts are defined by cloudy eye lenses, and authorities say it should be clarified. According to the Hawaiian Eye Center, cataracts can make the world hazy, blurry, or pale. Dr. Lee states that the following symptoms are common signs of cataracts:

  • Blurred vision
  • Be very sensitive to light
  • I can’t see well at night
  • See the glare and halo around the light
  • Need more light while reading
  • Bright colors faded or appear yellow

Authorities say everyone should have regular eye examinations to ensure early detection of cataracts. Because cataracts develop gradually, it can be difficult to determine how much your vision will be affected as the cataract progresses.

The Hawaiian Eye Center recommends that people suffering from cataracts call an ophthalmologist to make an appointment and wear appropriate sunglasses to protect their eyes from harmful UV rays.

click here Alternatively, call (808) -621-8448 for more information or schedule an appointment with the Hawaiian Eye Center.

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