What is a cataract?
What is Lens?
The lens is a clear part of the eye that focuses the light on to the retina to form clear images. But as we age, some of the protein may clump together and start to cloud a small area of the lens
What causes Cataract?.
Causes of cataract : Most cataracts are related to ageing,
There can be other causes like - Congenital or Developmental ( seen in early childhood)
- Secondary to injury, uveitis ( inflammation in the eye )
- Diabetes, Myopia, Glaucoma
- Exposure to certain types of Radiation
What are the symptoms of a cataract?
The most common symptoms of a cataract are:
-Cloudy or blurry vision.
-Altered color perception.
-Glare/ halo may appear around lights.
-Poor night vision.
-Double vision or multiple images in one eye.
-Frequent prescription changes
in your eyeglasses or contact lenses.
How is a cataract detected?
Cataract is detected through a comprehensive eye exam that includes:
- Visual acuity test. A measure of how well you see at various distances.
- Dilated eye exam.
Your eye care professional also may do other tests to learn more about other details.
How is a cataract treated?
Surgery is the only effective treatment. Surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.
A cataract needs to be removed only when vision loss interferes with your everyday activities, such as driving, reading, or watching TV. You and your eye care professional can make this decision together.
What are the different types of cataract surgery?
There are two types of cataract surgery. Your doctor can determine which is better for you:
Swastik Eye Hospital offers the best of cataract surgery with some of the top cataract surgeons. We offer a wide range of IOL options for vision correction during cataract surgery and freedom from glasses after surgery.