Cataract: Surgery alone can Treat Cataract

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In the normal eye the lens inside is clear and transparent, but when cataract develops it becomes cloudy and opaque. So the light is not focused on the retina through lens which leads to blurring of vision. Surgery is the only way to remove the Cataract.

What is Cataract?

In the normal eye the lens inside is clear and transparent, but when cataract develops it becomes cloudy and opaque. So the light is not focused on the retina through lens which leads to blurring of vision.

Cataract Types

1. Senile Cataract: If developed with age

2. Traumatic Cataract: if developed due to injury to the eye

3. Congenital Cataract: If the child born with cataract

4. Radiation Cataract: If developed X-ray & other radiation (UV light)

5. Exposure to sunlight, Diabetes and Heredity are also factors for the Cataract development

Symptoms

Blurred vision worsens with time. Some other symptom is dimness in one eye and brightness in the other eye. Printed images may seem distorted. Glaring effect may be experienced. However, Cataract will not cause pain, itching or redness.

Prevention or Cure

It is an age related changes. Therefore no preventive measure is found for the Cataract. No drugs, diets or medicine can delay or cure the Cataract. However, Wearing a sun-glass that blocks the UV rays can slow down the process of development of Cataract.

Treatment for Cataract

Surgery is the only way to remove the Cataract. Under an operating microscope and with Phaco-emulsification machine a small cut is made in the eye and cloudy lens is removed and plastic Intra-ocular Lens is placed in place of natural lens. Patient will be discharged immediately after the surgery. After surgery you should be able to resume most activities almost immediately. Vision usually improve within a few days after surgery, but complete healing of the eye takes about a month. Vision continues to improve as the eye heals. Vision usually improve within a few days after surgery, but complete healing of the eye takes about a month. Vision continues to improve as the eye heals. Over 95% of Cataract surgery will improve the vision.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
1st Mar 2011 (#)

True. My father had his two eyes operated for cataract and he never suffered from blurred vision thereafter.

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author avatar Denise O
3rd Mar 2011 (#)

A very informative and well written article.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar muthusamy
4th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank you Denise O

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