Cataract surgery is a very common procedure used to treat cataract condition, which refers to the clouding of the natural lens of the eye, often leading to a decrease in the patient's vision. Cataract, which can affect one eye or both, usually develops slowly, over a long period of time. Cataract symptoms include one or more of the following:
● Blurry vision
● Less vivid color vision
● Halos around light
● Trouble seeing at night
Patients suffering from cataract have a problem, especially with reading, driving, and recognizing faces. Although most cataracts are related to aging, the condition is also linked to depression and an increased risk of accidents such as falling. By age 80, more than half of all Americans have a cataract or have had cataract surgery, and cataract currently causes 50% of the world’s blindness.
Cataract can be caused by one or more of the following:
● Skin diseases
Other factors that can cause cataract and ultimately lead to cataract surgery, include:
● Poor nutrition
● High alcohol intake
Although early cataract symptoms may be corrected by wearing glasses, many people require cataract surgery in order to regain their vision. They choose to undergo cataract surgery by evaluating various cost alternatives in (usually) private clinics where successful surgeons are involved.
Who Is This For?
Individuals with visual loss due to a diagnosed cataract affecting daily activities such as reading, driving or watching TV.
Potential Risks & Side Effects
Mostly the patients are completely recovered 8 weeks after their cataract surgery. Ophthalmologists arrange follow-up visits to make sure the eye is healing correctly following the operation.
Success Rate: 90%
There is no approved alternative treatment to treat cataract other than cataract surgery
How Does it Work?
A cataract surgery is a procedure that involves removing cloudy eye lens, and replacing them with artificial lens to restore clear vision. This procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and does not require an overnight stay in a hospital. Nowadays, cataract procedures involve the of a high-frequency ultrasound device that breaks the affected lens so that they can be easily and gently removed from the eye.
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The cataract surgery is usually performed while the patient is under topical anesthesia. We understand that every patient is different, so we carefully plan your trip from A-Z and we hook you up with an expert dentist who can customize the procedure so as to suit your preferences, goals, expectations as well as the dental clinic’s best practices. Here are some of the stages you should expect when you choose to have cataract surgery:
1. Taking the anesthesia
Your doctor will begin the treatment by placing eye drops in your eye to dilate the pupil. After this, you will then receive topical anesthesia so as to numb the area. Some patients are also given sedation so as to help them relax. Your doctor will decide what’s best for you.
After the anesthesia, the surgeon will make a small incision in your eye to remove the cataract. He/she will place a needle-thin probe emitting ultrasound energy to disintegrate the cataract. Once the cataract is emulsified, the next step will be to use soft suction so as to remove the cloudy lens. After the cataract has been removed, the surgeon will implant an intraocular lens into the capsular bag that previously contained the cloudy lens. At this moment you won’t see or feel the new lens, and within a few weeks of surgery, your vision will be very clear.
What Should I Expect After Cataract Surgery?
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Is Cataract Surgery Painful?
You may feel pain or soreness after the procedure is done. However, your surgeon may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.
Are Cataract Surgery Results Permanent?
Cataract surgery is a procedure performed to remove the natural lens in the eye since it causes blurry vision. This natural lens is replaced with a plastic, artificial lens and it is permanent, requires no care, and significantly improves vision.
At What Stage Should Cataracts Be Removed?
If there is a blurred vision arising from cataract which makes the person difficult to do any basic activity by eyes, it is time to consider cataract surgery and visit an ophthalmologist.
Our team will dedicate their effort and time to help you choose the clinic best for you. Our goal is not just to find ‘a doctor’ for you, but to find ‘the right doctor’.