A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. The lens’s function is related to focusing and obtaining a clear image of objects located at different distances in front of the eye. Clouding of the lens leads to light scattering, image blur and gradual reduction of vision.
What causes cataracts?
The most common cause for a cataract is age. Triggering factors for developing cataracts at a younger age can be: eye inflammation, diabetes, UV rays, and heredity.
Treatment of cataract
There is no proven treatment with drops or tablets for cataracts so far. The only treatment for this disorder is operational.
When to operate cataract?
When the patient cannot see TV, cars and pedestrians well; in case of a glare during night driving and if difficulty by reading appears.
What does the operation looks like?
The surgery is conducted in a bloodless and seamless manner. The clouded lens sucked through a 2.75 mm corneal tunnel by using an ultrasound. An artificial lens is placed afterwards on its place. By using this method of operation the patient can watch TV, read or drive the next day after surgery.