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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eyes are the most important parts of our body. It allows to perceive everyday objects and to do tasks with coordination.
Elite Eye Hospital is a modern and a well-equipped hospital with a wide range of facilities. We have state-of-the-art equipment’s for surgical and medical treatments of cataract, retinal, corneal, glaucoma, oculo-plastic and oculo-oncology and diabetic retinopathy conditions..