In Senile cataract, one experiences with severe age related vision issues because of the steady thickening of the eye lens, which is also progressive in nature. Such individuals would have constant trouble with vision issues ranging from double vision to blurriness and trouble reading and writing. They could also have a myopic shift and decreased visual acuity.
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?
The doctor may suggest intracapsular or extracapsular cataract extraction along with phacoemulsification. Intraocular lens transplantation is also suggested in combination with cataract extraction procedures.
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.