Cataract is the clouding of the lens of the eyes with hampers your vision partially or completely. This happens due to built-up of protein over the lens of the eye. Cataract could be age related, congenital, and traumatic or due to other secondary reasons such as diabetes or over exposure to UV rays or radiation. Cataract starts slowly and cause minimal symptoms till there is evident loss of vision. The common symptoms include blurry vision, change in the colour that you see, problem with driving at night, double vision, problem with glare during the day and sudden change in your glasses prescription.
HOW IS CATARACT DIAGNOSED?
Cataracts are relatively simple to diagnose by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist during a routine eye examination. It is important, when making the diagnosis of cataract, to also examine the entire eye for evidence of any other eye disease which may be compromising the vision.
HOW IS CATARACT TREATED?
An ophthalmologist treats cataract by performing a surgery called phacoemulsification.
DID YOU KNOW?
Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgery in the United States. About 1.5 million cataract surgeries are performed each year in the US alone.