Cataracts resemble cloud like covers over the eye lens. Over time, the cataract may begin to cluster causing vision to impair and ultimately causing the passage of light to become more difficult.
Cataract surgery is executed to eliminate “cataracts”, cloudy spots on your eye’s natural lens, which impede its vision over time. The surgery is done to replace the faulty, “cloudy” crystalline eye lens with an intraocular lens (IOL) implant.
Cataracts can also be classified as: sub capsular, cataract nuclear and cortical cataracts. These cataracts are most common with people who are diabetic. Cataracts are often caused by the aging of the eye, or hereditary in some cases.
Cataracts can become evident at any age. Although most cataracts occur with individuals aged 60 and over. Cataract eye surgery is one of the safest and most common operations. When symptoms are noticed, or become severe it is recommended to have the cataracts removed.
Some symptoms are: blurred vision, double vision, poor night vision, and glare.
The cataract is removed in a painless and tranquil surgery. İn most cases the patient is awake during the procedure and it is completed within a few minutes.
When the cataract is removed, most patients go forward with an intraocular lens (IOL) implant. Intraocular lens (IOL) implant is designed to improve vision after the cataract is removed.