Frequently Asked Questions

What is a cataract?
Cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. It is very common among the elderlies.
The protein in the human lens (Just like a camera lens) coagulates and denatures.
Are cataracts found only in older people?
Nearly half of the population has a cataract by age 65, and nearly everyone over 75 experiences at least one. Only in rare instances, babies can have congenital cataracts. Simply it can occur in newborn infants as easily due to infections like rubella the mother can contract while the child is in the uterus and in early childhood due to metabolic disorders like Galactosemia, German measles, chickenpox, or other infectious disease during pregnancy, but sometimes they are inherited.
Who is at risk for cataract?
The risk of cataract increases as you grow older. Besides age, other risk factors for cataract include certain diseases like diabetes, personal behavior like smoking or alcohol usage, environmental factors such as extended exposure to ultraviolet sunlight.
Can cataract can be cured by eye drops?
The verity is that it's an irreversible chemical reaction that can simply be treated by operation.
If I have cataracts, is surgery my only option?
Unfortunately, there are currently no other successful treatments for cataracts other than surgery.
Is there a cure for cataracts?
No. One time you get cataracts, they're there for good, or until you have them bumped off by a cataract specialist.
Will my glasses need to be changed?
Yes, your prescription will change following cataract surgery. In most cases, you will still require at least a reading prescription to do near work. If you nevertheless require a distance prescription after surgery, it will be a few weeks until the eye is stable enough to obtain this prescription.
How long does it take to recover and see again?
In case of cataract the recovery time is minimal. Right after the surgery your vision will be blurry. Most patients note an improvement in their sight the day after surgical operation. The vision improves day-by-day and by the 5-7th day, most patients are very gratified with their distance vision. It is important to apply your eye drops as instructed after surgery to increase the prospects of healing well.
Will it hurt?
Most patients feel mild to moderate soreness for the first few days after surgery, “like an eyelash or a grain of sand” is in the optic. This opinion should become better with each passing day, and the medicated drops you use after surgical operation will help soothe the eye. Artificial tears may also be applied as much as necessary to reduce irritation following surgery.

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