What is Cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the clear lens of your eye because of degeneration of protein inside. The cloudiness leads to low visual acuity and be unable to focus into images on retina clearly. Most cataracts develop slowly and don’t disturb your eyesight so soon. However with time, cataracts will eventually interfere with your vision.
Types of cataracts
Lenses in your eyes are naturally cloudy.
One of the types of cataract develops by aging.
Diabetic cataract is related to high blood sugar, a material called sorbitol accumulates in your lens and it makes your vision cloudy.
Skin disease cataract
As complication of atopic dermatitis, lenses become cloudy.
Caused by long-time use of steroid medication.
Caused by external eye wound.
After surgery of cataract, the cloudiness develops at posterior capsule of the lens.
Clouding of the clear lens of your eye, you will recognize following symptoms;
- Clouded, blurred or dim vision
- Sensitivity to light and glare
- Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription
- Fading or yellowing of colors
- Double vision in a single eye
Cataract itself doesn’t cause pains, foreign object sensation or inflammations.
The causes of cataract
Most cataracts develop by aging. Also, ultraviolet rays contribute to the development of cataract in daily life.
Some are related to injury, atopic dermatitis, diabetes and malnutrition, which can cause cataract to develop to younger generation. If you have experiences of eye surgery, it can increase your risk of this disease.
Prevention for Cataract
Several strategies may be helpful, including :
- Regularly eye-check
- Reduce drinking and smoking
- Wear sun glasses to block ultraviolet rays
- Maintain your hearth condition well
- Visual Acuity Test
||This test will find the "best corrected vision" for any visual problems. We measure influence of cataract.
- Slit lump examination
||The ophthalmologist will examine the cornea, iris, lens and the anterior chamber. This test can help to determine muddy of your eyes.
- Mydriasis examination
To check any abnormalities of your eye grand
How to treat cataract?
We will treat light cataract with eye drops or oral medicine. If your eyes become muddy, you would not be able to recover clear eyesight. So only way to treat cataract is surgery.
The only way to cure cataract is surgery. This surgery is a procedure to remove the lens of your eye and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens. This is used to treat the clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye (cataract).
In the case you don’t have any problem besides lens, this surgery will help you improving your view ability.
We do this surgery with anesthetic eyedrop. It takes about 15 minutes to finish and no necessary to admission to the hospital. Please contact us to appoint specialty outpatient.
In general, phacoemulsification and aspiration procedure is used in these days cataract surgery. This method is quite safe way of cataract surgery because the operation wound is extremely small (2-3mm). You can see clearly after surgery and able to return to your job smoothly.