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When Sheena (42), a banking professional, got to know that her mother (72) has been diagnosed with a cataract formation in both her eyes, she didn't know how to react. The thought of 'second opinion' was constantly running through her mind, making it difficult for her to concentrate at work, just then an acquaintance informed Sheena about all the misconceptions she had about Cataract Surgery and the treatments available. Probably, for Sheena, Cataract Surgery still meant the way it used to be during her grandparents' time - waiting for surgery until the cataract ripens, the process of undergoing pain, wearing black tinted glasses for over a month, no TV, and endless list of precautions to be followed post operative. Infact, there are numerous people like Sheena who still are ignorant about the Blade-Free Laser Cataract Surgery.
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Apart from being blade-less, through this Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery, it takes less than 1 minute to finish the surgical process! What's more? Well, this latest technique also offers a totally prick-less, painless, bloodless, stitch-less and a bandage free solution to the patient. And, the results are immediate and effective.
Let's debunk the misinformation about Cataract Surgery and help you get to the truth.
Myth#1 Cataracts 'grow' on top of the eye.
FACT:False! Cataracts are a clouding of the eye's lens, and the lens is within the eye, not on its surface. Therefore, during the surgery, the clouded lens of an eye is removed and replaced with an artificial/synthetic lens with a process called Intraocular Lens (IOL) implantation.
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Myth#2 Cataract Surgery is scary and painful.
FACT: Not true. Infact, it is one of the safest surgeries possible. Though it can be slightly uncomfortable but shouldn't be painful. Usually four out of five people say that the surgery was easier than they had expected.
Myth#3 I'll need reading glasses after Cataract Surgery.
Fact: Not necessary! New generation Multifocal and 'monovision' replacement lenses correct vision at various points, near and far, and can sometimes reduce the need for glasses too.
Myth#4 A cataract must be 'ripe' before it can be removed.
FACT: In the past this was true, however, with modern cataract surgery, a cataract does not have to 'ripen' to be removed. You can go ahead with a cataract removal surgery as soon as it begins to affect your vision and quality of life.
Myth#5 Only older people develop cataracts.
FACT: Cataracts are common among people over 65 years of age; however, cataracts can occur in people who are younger resulting from conditions such as diabetes, certain medications and other eye problems. In some cases cataracts can be present at time of birth; called congenital cataracts.
Myth#6 Cataracts can spread from one eye to the other.
FACT: False! Cataracts can develop in one eye or both of them, but they do not spread.
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My mom is 63 years old. She has slightly itching in her left eye and sometimes it turns red. Sometimes there is slight water from her eye. Can I please know the reason?
Water always drops from my eyes specially in cold or hot, in air while moving on bike, in ac rooms. What to do?
I have my eyes red or more then 5 days. It has been a Cont problem and I don't know the procedure of t. So please tell me the sol. Both eyes in day time mostly.
I am an 18 year old male. When ever I go into a room with air conditioner turned on, my eyes get teary. Even if the temperature is 22-25�C. This is so embarrassing in front of friends and they think I am crying. What is the solution for this. I have cinacitis too. Is it related to that?
My father aged 50 who suffered from CAD has diabetes. It is 3 years after CAD. Since my father has diabetes the Sugar level increases and decreases. Today he woke and couldnt see properly and he sees everything blur from his right eye. His left eye is good. He could barely see very near objects from his right eye? Why is to so doc? Regards.
My eye sight is weak I have myopia I wear spec with -3.i was hoping there would be any way I would regain my vision or at least stop it from worsening.
I am also suffering from eye irritation whenever I come in the bright light contact. And I feel tiredness in my eye. So suggest me treatment for this problem.
Today I got up at 4: 00 am with little pain and heaviness in my left eye. When I saw my eye was swelling then I throw water slowly in my eye then again went to sleep and then I got up 7: 00 my half side of eye from nose side was very red and now I am in office doing work on laptop and having pain while moving my eyes and I used itone once. Kindly suggest what to do?
I want to represent my country through defence but my eyesight doesn't allow me to do so. How can I rectify my eyesight without spex nd lenses.
Sir I m using spectacles till last 7 Years n the power on left eye is 4.00 n right eye is 3.25 please give me best medicine.
Dear sir. I have a uncle whose age of almost 50 he has problem his eyesight is getting blank in this stage he is unable to see object clearly and is almost black they have this problem too in their mother as well as sister he went to all doctors but nothing happen. So please suggest us any best thing and what is this problem can it b cured.
I am a software developer. And I need to work around 12-15 hours daily in front of the laptop or computer. That's why my left eye has some problem. I am getting itching in the eye after some time daily. What should I need to do?
I have lot of sneezing & watery eyes with severe sore throat for almost month at start of winter season.
With everything requiring a computer to execute, more and more people end up looking at the computer screen for hours on end. This could range anywhere from a couple of hours to really long hours like 16 to 18. The effect of is a group of symptoms, which are collectively known as computer vision syndrome or CVS (syndrome means a collection of symptoms). The cause of this is the strain and pain resulting from constant staring at the monitor.
It is a type of repetitive stress injury, where a particular organ, the eye here, is subjected to repeated action (staring at a monitor) resulting in a group of symptoms. This is also compounded by age, where the flexibility to adjust to near and far vision is gradually reduced.
Symptoms of CVS:
There is no damage per se, but a constant strain on the eyes leads to:
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
- Dryness of the eyes
- Redness of the eyes
- Irritation of the eyes
- Headaches and neck/back aches
This could be a progressive condition, where the symptoms get worse with time. Treatment is definitely an option once the problem sets in, but this is a condition which can be definitely prevented with some simple, effective steps.
- Desk arrangement: Make sure the desk or monitor is slightly below eye level, about 30 inches away from the face. If you are straining the neck or the back to look at the monitor, it requires a change. The chair also can be changed in height to suit the seating. Also, prints can be pinned to the workstation when something is being typed, so constantly looking up and down while typing is avoided.
- Screen type: Move away from the older tube-style monitor with an LCD screen, which is easier on the eye. Check the computer settings so that brightness, contrast, and font size and shape and contrast are altered to suit your convenience. Ensure you are not requiring to strain to read.
- Alter the lighting: Look around you, and ensure there is adequate lighting with no glares on the monitor from surrounding windows or bright lights. A glare filter on the monitor is an effective way to manage this.
- Rest your eyes: Follow the 20-20-20 rule, with a 20-second break every 20 minutes where you look at something 20 feet away.
- Keep them moist: Blink your eyes constantly to ensure there is enough moisture. Eye drops can be used if required additionally.
- Frequent breaks: Not just your eyes, this also reduces strain on the neck and the back.
- Regular eye checkups: An annual visit, especially after 40, is a must for optimal eye health.
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