Cataracts obscure the eye’s natural lens and limit your ability to see details. The lens, a light-sensitive membrane in your eye, works like the lens in a camera. Just as a foggy camera lens makes everything dim, a cataract makes it hard for you to see clearly.
Cataracts can develop from normal ageing, from an eye injury, from a previous eye surgery, or if you have taken certain medications. Cataracts may cause blurred vision, dulled vision, sensitivity to light and glare, and/or ghost images. If the cataract changes vision so much that it interferes with your daily life, the cataract may need to be removed. Surgery is the only way to remove a cataract. If you do not have the surgery, your vision will probably not improve and may in fact continue to get worse.
At SCEH, highly skilled, experienced doctors with the support of latest technology and equipment make cataract surgeries much safer and monitor the treatment and recovery process closely. Among the systems deployed are Alcon Centurion Vision System with ‘active fluidics’ and Alcon Infiniti System, which are currently the best machines for cataract surgeries. These enable micro-incision cataract surgeries, leading to fast healing, enhanced vision, and minimal post-operative restrictions.
Among the major risk factors associated with cataract are:
-Too much sunlight exposure
-High blood pressure
-Excessive alcohol consumption
Common cataract symptoms
-Clouded, blurred, or dim vision
-Impaired night vision or glare
-Sensitivity to light and glare
-Need brighter light for reading and other activities
-Seeing ‘halos’ around lights
-Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact-lens prescriptions
-Fading or yellowing of colours
-Double vision in a single eye