Cataract is a condition when the natural lens in your eye becomes progressively cloudy.
Vision with Cataract
The most common symptoms of a cataract are:
These symptoms can also be a sign of other eye problems. If you have any of these symptoms, check with your ophthalmologist.
There is no scientifically proven prevention. However, you can delay early onset cataracts with the following:
The most common cause of cataract is ageing.
The two preventable causes of cataract formation would be:
Cataract can also occur at a younger age if you:
As with any surgery, cataract surgery poses risks such as infection and bleeding. Before cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist may ask you to temporarily stop taking certain medications that increase the risk of bleeding during surgery.
After cataract surgery, you must keep your eye clean, wash your hands before touching your eye, and use the prescribed medications to help minimise the risk of infection. Serious infection can result in loss of vision.
Possible complication during cataract surgery:
Possible complications soon after cataract surgery include:
Cataract is detected through a comprehensive eye examination by an ophthalmologist.
In cataract surgery, the cloudy cataract lens is removed and then replaced with an artificial lens implant.
Cataract surgery is the main surgery performed at SNEC. The main technique used to remove a cataract is phacoemulsification.
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