What is Cataract?

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    What is Cataract?

    Contrary to popular belief, Cataract is not caused by eye strain or reading too much, but is a result of aging, injury, steroid use, exposure to UV light, smoking & diabetes. Almost every person develops cataract changes as the eye ages. It is a natural process of eye aging.
    Just behind the pupil of your eye is the lens. This focuses the light entering the pupil to make a clear image in the retina. The retina changes the image into a nerve impulse so that the brain can “see” it. Usually the lens of the eye is crystal clear so that light passes through it easily. If any cloudiness develops in the lens then it starts to block the light passing through and the patient begins to get blurred vision. This clouding of the lens is called CATARACT. When the blurring gets worse it is better to have the cloudy lens removed by an operation and replaced by a clear artificial lens.
    If you have diabetes or glaucoma you can still have cataract surgery in complete safety.

    Symptoms of Cataract.

    Cloudy, fuzzy, foggy, or filmy vision.
    Changes in the way you see colors.
    Problems driving at night because headlights seem too bright.
    Problems with glare from lamps or the sun.
    Frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription.
    Double vision

    Advance Cataract Surgery.

    Using advanced surgical techniques of Phacoemulsification, the removal of the cataract is a safe and straightforward process. It is performed without sutures through a micro incision in the eye and takes 7 to 15 minutes.
    No discomfort is experienced during & none or minimal after the procedure. These are the benefits of the surgery today.
    The best way to treat your cataract is to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a new, clear artificial lens. This can be accomplished two ways. The first technique, called extra capsular cataract extraction (ECCE), involves removing the cloudy lens in one piece. This technique requires a large incision of 10 to 12 millimeters in length.This was the older method, requiring rest and care up-to a month in most cases.
    The second technique is the latest advance in cataract removal. It’s called phacoemulsification, or phaco. In phaco surgery, a small ultrasonic probe is inserted into the eye. This probe breaks (emulsifies) the cloudy lens into tiny pieces and gently washed out This lens is then replaced with a clear man-made one. The new lens is inserted and it opens up like a flower when inside. No stitches are used and the incision is self healing . Phaco requires a small incision of only 2.6 millimeters or less.

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