Cataract

Cataract|Ageing|Surgery

Cataract is clouding of lens inside one’s eye. It is usually an age related disease and a major cause of blindness among old people.

Causes of cataract

Ageing

Congenital(by birth)

Diabetes

Trauma

Radiation

Metabolic Diseases

Viral infections

Microwave heat

What are the symptoms

Blurring of vision

Glare and haloes

What are the treatment options

Observation in case of immature cataracts

Surgery in form of phacoemulsification for significant opacities

What is done during surgery

The cloudy lens is removed and reolaced with any of these-rigid, foldable, monofocal, multifocal or trifocal.

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