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Know about Cataract
Cataracts are an eye condition characterized by a cloudiness of the eye's lens. They usually develop slowly as a person gets older. Identifying the underlying causes of age-related cataract may help lead to new treatments and even ways to prevent the condition. The majority of cataracts are due to aging, but there are cataracts that are caused by other risk factors, which include: Trauma to the eye, Diabetes, Long-term steroid use, Long-term exposure to the ultraviolet rays contained in sunlight, Smoking, Genetics etc..

Symptoms of Cataract:
  • Vision that appears foggy or cloudy; as if there's a film over the eye.
  • Inability to see colors as vividly as before.
  • Seeing double.
  • Problems seeing well at night.
  • Seeing an aura or halo surrounding lights.
  • Increased sensitivity to glaring lights.
  • Difficulty in differentiating shapes or similar colors.
Cataract Surgery

Treatment of cataract:

The treatment for cataract is surgical intervention through which the cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens. A cataract can be operated at any stage. More than 95 percent of cataract surgeries are successful and performed free of complications. Cataract surgeries are microsurgeries and are broadly categorized into two:

Extra capsular Cataract Extraction (ECCE):
This involves removing the cloudy lens in one piece leading to a large incision of 10 to 12 mm on the eye. Through this incision, the artificial lens is also implanted and then the cut is sutured.

Phacoemulsification (Phaco):
This is the latest advance in cataract removal wherein a small ultrasonic probe is inserted into the eye through a cut of 3.2mm or less. This probe breaks (emulsifies) the cloudy lens into tiny pieces and gently sucks these out of the eye. The surgeon then implants the replacement lens through this cut.

Small Incision Cataract Surgeries (SICS):
This involves removing the cloudy lens in one piece through a scleral tunnel of 6 to 7 mm on the eye. Through this incision, the artificial lens is also implanted. No suturing is required.

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