What is Cataract and How to Treat Cataract
Care for your eyes
Before you set your sights on a sophisticated camera, spare a thought for the gift of sight given to you by nature, your eyes. I read somewhere that this marvel is made of over two million working parts and is one of those wonderful gifts most of us take for granted. Inside our eyes is a crystalline lens, which changes focus to enable us to see clearly at all distances.
What is cataract?
When the normal crystal line lens which is clear and transparent at birth becomes cloudy and opaque as age advances, thereby causing blurring of vision, this makes life difficult, and driving almost impossible at night. This haziness or cloudiness of the lenses is called cataract, if you feel your vision is deteriorating day by day and simple tasks are becoming difficult, you must get yourself evaluated for cataract.
One should get it operated as soon as the cataract begins to affect the daily activities. Do not wait to get the cataract to mature. There are certain symptoms of cataracts that include dim or blurry vision. In most cases the patients’ experience yellowed vision or even double vision in one or the both eyes.
The most irritating feeling in cataract is lack of contrast or clarity of vision which makes it difficult necessary for clear vision. After all, a person needs a right eye sight for all his work, reading, driving and other necessary work related activities.
If we go into the scientific details of Phakomatoses it is the neuro-oculo-cutaneous syndromes or neurocutaneous disorders which make vision distorted or blurred. It leaves no option but to go for surgery which is the only treatment for cataract .One should get operated as soon as the cataract begins to affect the daily activities; there is no need to wait for the cataract to mature.
Phaco is basically the technique by which cataract is broken into small pieces and removed from the eye using ultrasound with the help of a special phaco equipment. The actual cataract operation is carried out through a 2.5 to 2.8 mm incision with the help of a titanium needle vibrating at the rate of more than 40,000 times per second.
There are not many options of surgery for Phakomatoses but the most preferred options is Phaco emulsification with foldable intra-ocular lens implantation, also known as no stitch, no pad, and no injection surgery method.
Once the old lens is removed it is then replaced by the intra-ocular lens, these lenses are available according to requirements of the person, and are tailor made, one can get rid of reading glasses even if he was using them since childhood.
There are number of different qualities of lens according to your pocket. Discuss the right option with your doctor to choose the lens most suited for you, because your eyes are most precious organ of your body. I think everyone deserves the best as far your eye is concerned you cannot make a compromise.
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