What is Cataract?
Cataract is clouding of the eye lens, mostly due to aging, barring a small percentage of other secondary reasons like diabetes, sustained exposure to ultraviolet light.
The primary effect of cataract is blurred vision.
(1) Secondary cataracts:-
An after effect of eye surgery, like in the case of glaucoma.
(2) Congenital cataracts:-
In new born babies, which in rare cases lead to lens replacement.
(3) Traumatic cataracts:-
Due to eye injuries. These have very late onsets.
(1) Faded colors and blurred vision
(2) Poor night vision but headlights and sunlight may appear all too bright with a halo around the source.
(3) Temporary double or multiple visions which gets cleared as cataract develops further.
(4) Frequent need to change contact lenses or spectacles.
Those who indulge in alcoholism or those who are exposed to UV light for a long time are at danger of developing cataract. Even diabetics face the same risk.
Cataract Treatment Cure Care:-
The only treatment for cataract is surgery to remove it. Cataract surgery is very successful in restoring vision.
There are 2 types of surgery that can be used to remove lenses that have a cataract First is Extracapsular surgery consists of surgically removing the lens, but leaving the back half of the capsule (the outer covering of the lens) whole.
High-frequency sound waves (phacoemulsification) may be used to soften the lens to help removing it through a smaller cut second is Intracapsular surgery involves surgically removing the entire lens, including the capsule.