What is a Cataract?

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People often ask, “What is a cataract?” because more and more aging people around the world seem to get cataracts. Cataract is an eye disease which affects the lens of the eye, making it progressively opaque as time passes. A cataract patient slowly starts to notice a decrease in vision during the initial stages, and if left untreated, it can lead to blindness. The disease occurs mainly due to aging, although injuries or inherited genetic disorders can influence the risk of developing it.

Cataract symptoms

Cataract patients may see any one or more of these symptoms:

  • Blurred vision
  • Poor night vision
  • Fading of colors
  • Sensitivity towards light
  • Needing much brighter lights to read
  • Double vision
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Eye surgery for cataracts

There is no way of preventing cataracts, not even by maintaining a healthy routine of exercises and a rich diet. However, cataract surgery is the best way of curing it. It includes removing the aged lens of the eye and replacing it with a clear, artificial one. The procedure involves little to no discomfort. With the advances in technology, eye surgery for cataracts is very effective and very safe. The surgery tends to last very little time, and patients generally would not need to stay back at the clinic. After the treatment, patients can experience perfect vision without the use of glasses or any other visual aid.

Eye surgery for cataracts

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There is no way of preventing cataracts, not even by maintaining a healthy routine of exercises and a rich diet. However, eye surgery is the best way of curing it. It includes removing the aged lens of the eye and replacing it with a clear, artificial one. The procedure involves little to no discomfort. With the advances in technology, eye surgery for cataracts is very effective and very safe. The surgery tends to last  very little time, and patients generally would not need to stay back at the clinic. After the treatment, patients can experience perfect vision without the use of glasses or any other visual aid.

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