Symptoms and signs of cataract:
In the beginning cataract has little effect on the vision. Later on the vision is blurred, similar to looking through a cloudy piece of glass. A cataract may make light from the sun or a lamp too bright or glaring. It may also come to notice that the oncoming headlights during the night causes more glare than before. Colors may not appear as bright as they once did.
Causes of cataract
The lens inside the eye works much like a camera lens, focusing light onto the retina for clear vision. These lens help us to see things clearly and also adjust the eye's focus.
The lens is mainly made of protein and water . The protein is arranged in a precise way that keeps the lens clear and let’s light passes through it. But as we age, some of the protein may combine together and start to cloud a small area of the lens. A cataract may grow larger and cloud more on the lens over time, making it harder to see.
How is cataract treated?
Cataract surgery is very successful in restoring vision. During surgery, the surgeon will remove the clouded lens and in most cases replace it with a clear, plastic IOL (Intraocular lenses). In addition to this, Bladeless cataract surgery is also used to treat cataract. It is a Laser assisted cataract surgery, which is based on computer guided technology that delivers a higher level of accuracy to the cataract surgery.
Amrit Hospital, Chennai, been established with the intention to provide quality eye care at an affordable price. Their main focus is the treatment and care of patients from all levels.
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