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?
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?
Senile Cataract is the world’s leading cause of treatable blindness.