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VIEWS FOR 20/20 by Dr. Mark Skowron FAST TRACK CATARACT While there are "nuclear" cataracts that affect the center of the eye lens and "cortical" cataracts that affect the edges of the lens, there are also "posterior subcapsular" cataracts that affect the back of the lens. This latter type of cataract, known as "fast cataract," progresses rapidly and tends to be more advanced in one eye than the other. The formation of an opaque, plaque-like cell growth occurring dead center on the back surface of the lens stands in the path of central light rays that pass to the macula for reading vision. Thus, posterior subcapsular cataracts can interfere with reading and create "halo" effects and glare around lights. Because these cataracts develop rapidly, symptoms can become noticeable within months. Ilnesses, especially when untreated, can also impact vision and cause cataracts. Diabetes is one of these diseases. An accident leading to head trauma can also result in a cataract because the proteins in the lens are damaged. When it's time to make the all-important choice for the best frames to fit your budget and style, look to SKOWRON EYE CARE! At Skowron Eye Care, your 20/20 vision is our mission. P.S. Because of their rapid onset and marked impairment of reading vision, posterior subcapsular cataracts are often far more debilitating than other forms of cataract. SKOWRON EYE CARE 370 N. York, Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-834-6244 www.skowroneyecare.com VIEWS FOR 20/20 by Dr. Mark Skowron FAST TRACK CATARACT While there are "nuclear" cataracts that affect the center of the eye lens and "cortical" cataracts that affect the edges of the lens, there are also "posterior subcapsular" cataracts that affect the back of the lens. This latter type of cataract, known as "fast cataract," progresses rapidly and tends to be more advanced in one eye than the other. The formation of an opaque, plaque-like cell growth occurring dead center on the back surface of the lens stands in the path of central light rays that pass to the macula for reading vision. Thus, posterior subcapsular cataracts can interfere with reading and create "halo" effects and glare around lights. Because these cataracts develop rapidly, symptoms can become noticeable within months. Ilnesses, especially when untreated, can also impact vision and cause cataracts. Diabetes is one of these diseases. An accident leading to head trauma can also result in a cataract because the proteins in the lens are damaged. When it's time to make the all-important choice for the best frames to fit your budget and style, look to SKOWRON EYE CARE! At Skowron Eye Care, your 20/20 vision is our mission. P.S. Because of their rapid onset and marked impairment of reading vision, posterior subcapsular cataracts are often far more debilitating than other forms of cataract. SKOWRON EYE CARE 370 N. York, Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-834-6244 www.skowroneyecare.com