Cataract is the most common cause of reversible blindness worldwide
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The normal function of an eye lens is to focus light so that you can see clear, sharp images. When a cataract occurs, the lens inside your eye becomes cloudy making it difficult to see well enough to carry out your daily activities.
One or both eyes may be affected and contrary to what you might have heard.
Myth: Cataract is not a skin growing over your eye. the cataract develops, it gradually restricts the amount of light that is able to enter your eye and you may experience some or all of the following symptoms:
Colours seem faded.
Frequent changes required to your spectacle prescription.
Visual problems with light for example glare or dazzle.
What causes cataract?
Most cataracts are a natural result of aging, but they may occur in younger people due to a variety of reasons including:
Diseases such as diabetes, Uveitis, glaucoma.
Trauma or injury to the eye.
There is also a tendency for a cataract to run in families.
Cataract can take many years to develop. If the symptoms of your cataract affect your day-to-day activities, an operation to remove the cataract and replace it with an artificial lens is the only remedy.
A cataract does not need to be fully developed before surgery however; surgery is only considered when the reduction in your vision interferes with your day to day activities.
No medication / Exercise can correct cataract. surgical treatment is the only method of choice.
Monofocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) are a type of artificial lens implanted in the eye during cataract surgery. These lenses have a single focal point, meaning they provide clear vision for one distance only, typically either for distance or near vision. Here are some advantages of monofocal intraocular lenses:
Multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) are advanced artificial lenses implanted during cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange to provide clear vision at multiple distances, reducing the reliance on glasses. Here is an overview of multifocal IOLs, their advantages, and their different types:
Refractive surgeries encompass a range of surgical procedures aimed at correcting refractive errors, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, and presbyopia. These surgeries are designed to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Phakic intraocular lens (Implantable collamer lens or ICL) implantation: This is a type of vision correction surgery that involves placing a thin, prescription lens inside the eye to correct refractive errors. Unlike traditional contact lenses that sit on the surface of the eye (cornea), ICLs are surgically implanted between the natural lens and the iris.