What are Cataracts?
Cataracts are the cloudy patches that develop in a person’s natural lens inside the eye, which causes blurring of vision. Some people might have light sensitivity, poor night vision, or fading of colors. In a normal eye, "Cataract Overview," the natural crystalline lens of our eye allows light to be focused clearly on the retina. With aging, this lens loses its transparency and gradually becomes clouded, thereby impairing vision.
Who is at risk?
The risk of cataracts increases due to aging, some of the other factors are listed below
- Exposure to excessive sunlight
- High blood pressure
- Previous eye surgery or eye injury or inflammation
- Drinking an excessive amount of alcohol Symptoms of Cataract
- Blurred vision
- Dim vision and increases especially on nights
- Double vision
- Sensitivity to lights
- Difficulties in seeing the objects at a distance
Treatment for Cataract
It is always advisable to meet your eye doctor if there is a difference in your vision. At present cataract surgeries are done with advanced technology and can be performed at any stage, with cutting-edge technology, cataract surgery can be performed effectively and safely. Cataract surgery involves removal of the cataractous lens and replacement with an intraocular lens which could either be a mono-focal lens (provides only distance vision and spectacles are required for near vision) or one could implant a multifocal lens (provides clear vision without spectacles for both distance and near vision).
Our cataract surgeon conducts an eye examination for patients who need to treat their cataracts with the help of 'Cataract Overview.' We at The Eye Foundation are the pioneers in the field of cataract surgery, offering cutting-edge technology and a high standard of care to a large population.