Cataract Surgery

The doctor made you a diagnosis of catarat? Regretfully, you are not the only one: almost half of the globe’s population younger than 40 years suffer from this disease.

But fortunately modern technology helps surgeons and patients to heal this disease.

There is a widespread opinion, namely: cataract is like a wave, which extends continuously and makes serious damage to the eye.

This opinion does not correspond to reality. Occurrence of irreversible changes contribute to the development of cataract in the lens itself. The condition can occur in one or both eyes, but not move from one eye to another. Cataract occurrence is not related to excessive visual effort. Its appearance does not mean that you will be affected to the extent of becoming blind.

Specialists distinguish between two types of cataract: acquired cataract and congenital cataract.

Causes

Causes of cataracts may be different: it may be a trauma, a disorder of eye tissue, related to age, the action of radiation, diabetes, certain eye diseases (eg glaucoma) or hereditary peculiarities of your organism.

Cataract symptoms

Depending on the size and location of opacification in the crystalline area, you might notice or, on the contrary, you may not even suspect that you are developing cataract in the absence of symptoms.

When the cataract is located on the outskirts of lens, in a subjective way you do not feel any changes in vision. The closer the opacity is to the center of lens, it triggers more serious problems for your vision.

You noted that the surrounding objects can not be seen clearly, have the accounts removed, especially from glare. The picture begins to double. Photophobia occurs frequently. One eye can see better than the cataract eye. The pupil, which is usually black, may become white or yellowish.

Amplified, these events will force you to change more frequently your current glasses with stronger ones.

Only a specialist can determine if you suffer from cataracts.

Investigation takes place completely without pain. In the Intersectoral Scientific Technical Complex “Eye Microsurgery”, using special equipment, the doctor will examine your eyes and determine the type and location of changes in crystalline form.

In making the diagnosis and determine the visual acuity, intraocular pressure is measured, the visual field is examinated, ultrasound and electrophysiological investigations of the retina are performed.

One method of treatment of cataract is surgically removing the opacified lens. Don’t hope that different eye drops, glasses, diet or exercise will help get rid of this disease.

Currently, the Intersectoral Scientific Technical Complex “Eye Microsurgery” detail the method of operation is developed, doctors have perfected the technique and surgery in the overwhelming majority of cases give positive results.

Do not worry, trust your cataract surgeon. After cataract surgery you will return to normal life: to work, read, watch TV, and so on. If you suffer from diseases associated with optic nerve or retina, the effect of surgery can be reduced.

During cataract surgery, surgeons will replace your lens with healthy ones, qualitatively different, and perfectly safe, as good as the natural ones.

During the operation training, a few days before the surgery, the usual blood and urine tests are performed, electrocardiogram, chest radiograph,consultancy to a dentist, otolaryngologist and therapist.

The absence of inflammatory processes in your body and acute exacerbations of chronic diseases are a guarantee of success impending surgery.

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