What is Cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s naturally clear lens. When the lens becomes cloudy, light rays cannot pass through it easily, and vision is blurred.
Common symptoms of cataract include
When to see a doctor
Make an appointment for an eye exam if you notice any changes in your vision. If you develop sudden vision changes, such as double vision or flashes of light, sudden eye pain, or sudden headache, see your doctor right away.
What Causes a Cataract?
How is a cataract detected?
A thorough eye examination by your ophthalmologist can detect the presence of a cataract.
How fast does a cataract develop?
How quickly the cataract develops varies among individuals and may even be different between the two eyes.
When should surgery be done?
Surgery should be considered when cataracts cause enough loss of vision to interfere with your daily activities.
It is not true that cataracts need to be “rips” before they can be removed or that they need to be removed just because they are present.
How can a cataract be treated?
There are no medications, eye drops, exercises or glasses that will cause cataract to disappear once they have formed, surgery is the only way to remove a cataract.
What is phacoemulsification cataract surgery?
Phacoemulsification is a non-stich method of cataract removal by ultrasonic fragmentation and aspiration of the cataractous lens through a small wound. It gives greater intraoperative control and faster postoperative recovery. Patients are able to resume normal activity much sooner and with fewer restrictions in a shorter duration of times that the traditional cataract surgery.
What are premium intraocular lenses?
Tonc IOL’s, Multifocal IOL’s. Trifocal IOL’s are various premium intraocular lenses which help in elimination need for glasses following Cataract Surgery.