A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens that causes vision impairment. It is the most common cause of preventable blindness in people over age 40.
Cataracts are usually fixed with a simple surgical procedure.
Types of Cataracts
A sub-capsular cataract occurs at the back of the lens behind the iris and pupil. Diabetic people or those consuming high dosages of steroid medications have a greater risk of developing a sub-capsular cataract.
A nuclear cataract forms in the central part/nucleus of the lens. It is usually associated with aging.
A cortical cataract occurs in the lens cortex, a part surrounding the central nucleus of the lens.
What causes cataracts?
Our eye lens is mostly made of water and protein. Denaturation of lens protein is called as cataract. It could be various causes, commonly.
How are cataracts treated?Phacoemulsification
Cataracts are usually fixed with a simple surgical procedure. In Cataract Surgery, the eye lens that has become cloudy is removed and replaced with an artificial lens known as an intraocular lens, or IOL for clear vision. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and does not require an overnight stay in a hospital. A state of the art machine facilitates removal of cataract through a very small incision, allowing quick recovery with sutureless surgery.
Multifocul IOL.(For Near And Distance Vision.)
Toric IOL.(For Cylindrical Number)
How Do You Come To Know You Are Developing Cataract?
Glare During Night Driving.
Blurring Of Vision.
Improvement In Near Vision.
Greyish Colour Developing In The Centre Of The Eye.
There are various types of intraocular lenses which are now in use such as monofocals and multifocals.
Monofocal lenses are normally used to analyze the profile of your eye.
Multifocal lenses are used to correct distant as well as near vision.
Very small & self-healing incision.
Quicker visual recovery .
No sutures required Minimal discomfort after surgery.