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?
Diagnosis of Senile Cataract is based on a complete ocular examination by the ophthalmologist. The doctor checks you thoroughly for near and far distance vision, and also for glares in a brightly lit area in case the patient complaints of glare. Swinging flashlight test, slit lamp examination and direct and indirect light ophthalmoscopy are the various tests conducted to diagnose Senile Cataract
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?
Even though these methods are known to help in a lot of cases there could be irreversible damage to the lenses of the eyes making it difficult to treat the senile cataract.