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Cataracts, Cloudy Vision Are Fixable, Says Eugene/Springfield Area Eye Expert In Oregon, it's not uncommon to wake up to overcast skies. But if every day looks cloudy, the weather might not be to blame. Cloudy vision can be a symptom of cataracts, a common condition treated by the Pacific ClearVision Institute. Exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays can increase your risk of developing cataracts. So can diabetes, prescription steroids, and age. Cataracts aren't reversible, but they can be fixed through surgery. During the operation, surgeons remove the clouded natural eye lens and replace it with a synthetic lens. Surgery can take as little as 10 minutes, without the use of stitches, needles, or patches. It's performed using local anesthesia, and patients can drive or golf soon after. Based in Eugene, Oregon, since 1989, PCVI treats patients from across the Pacific Northwest. The institute’s eye care professionals also offer corneal transplants, glaucoma treatments, LASIK vision correction, and other procedures. Go to https://pcvi.com/treatments- eugene/cataract to find out more.