Cataracts


Cataracts

If the lens becomes cloudy, the light reaching the retina is blurred and distorted, and your vision is affected. This clouded lens is called a cataract, and it must be removed before vision can be restored. A clouded lens can be compared to a window that is frosted or “fogged” with steam. Cataracts are not cancerous. They can be treated with a surgical procedure that has become a fairly common procedure in the United States.

The two most common types of cataracts are: the cortical cataract and a posterior subcapsular cataract. Depending on the type of cataract, a patient will experience different vision problems, but the most common cataract symptoms include:

  • Blurring vision
  • Sensitivity to light or glare
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Poor night vision
  • Needing brighter light to read
  • Experiencing fading or yellowing of colors
If the cloudiness is not near the center of the lens, you may not be aware that you have a cataract.

Cataracts can be removed at any age. You no longer have to wait until the cataract “ripens” or until you lose your sight before surgery can be performed. In fact, the placement of an intraocular lens (IOL) implant to restore vision is best done in an eye when the cataract interferes with your daily activities or causes a decrease in vision.

In removing cataracts, the clouded lens (cataract) must be removed surgically. Cataracts cannot be removed via laser.

A new surgical procedure used today is Cataract laser surgery (femto cataract) is performed by qualified and experienced eye surgeons using the latest Technolas femtosecond laser at the international eye center located in the city center of Dubai
The surgery is performed without use of any sharp instruments, controlled by most modern systems resulting in higher accuracy, quicker recovery and more comfort.
The surgery is performed in local anesthesia and takes about 10 minutes per

 
 
 
 
 
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