Senile Cataract is an age-related, vision-impairing disease characterized by gradual progressive thickening of the lens of the eye. Some of the major signs and symptoms of Senile Cataract include decreased visual acuity, blurred vision, dimmed vision, and many more.
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?
Treatment for senile cataract depends on the extent of the issue. The regular treatment modes here include Intracapsular cataract extraction, Extracapsular cataract extraction and also Phacoemulsification. There are instances where Intraocular lens (IOL) implantation is also used along with the above treatment methods.
DID YOU KNOW?
The condition is believed to be the world’s leading cause of treatable blindness.