Senile Cataract is an age related vision impairment condition that is characterized by progressive thickening of the lens of the eye. The signs and symptoms begin with gradual progressive visual deterioration and disturbance in night and near vision. The prominent characteristics of the condition include decreased visual acuity, glare, myopic shift and monocular diplopia.
HOW IS SENILE CATARACT DIAGNOSED?
The diagnostic tests to detect the problem might include eye examinations such as slit lamp, swinging flashlight, various imaging tests such as CT scan, MRI and ultrasonography. The ophthalmologist may further recommend visual acuity tests.
HOW IS SENILE CATARACT TREATED?
The definitive treatment of the condition is surgical lens extraction. There are several surgical methods - Intracapsular cataract extraction (ICCE), Extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) or Phacoemulsification that can be opted for based on the condition and doctor recommendation.
DID YOU KNOW?
Today, Senile Cataract is one of the most common causes of visual deterioration and blindness.