Senile Cataract is an age-related eye disease that impairs the vision. Senile Cataract is characterized by the gradually progressive thickening of the eye lens. A person with Senile Cataract presents a medical history of gradually progressive deterioration of vision and disturbance in night vision. Symptoms are:
• Decreased visual acuity
• Glare in bright light
• Myopic shift
• Monocular diplopia
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?
Senile Cataract is the world’s leading cause of blindness