One of the structures of your eye is called the lens, which is located just behind your pupils. The lens is responsible for focusing light on the retina, enabling clear vision. If a physician at your community hospital diagnoses you with cataracts, it means that some cloudy patches have formed on the lenses. This leads to blurry vision. It can even lead to blindness if left untreated. You can learn more about the development of cataracts by watching this animation. You’ll learn about the major risk factors of cataracts and you’ll see an animation of cataract surgery.
The ophthalmology team at Memorial Hospital of Tampa offers a comprehensive range of eye care services, including the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts. Residents of South Tampa can learn more about the services available at our community hospital by visiting our website or calling our Consult-A-Nurse line at (813) 873-6400.