Khatib Eye Clinic
Does cataract give you the impression of struggling with recovery, wearing black glasses,and a life of dependency?
Be fortunate enough that today cataracts can be handled in a much better way. You can resolve your eye problems without having complex eye issues or turning blind.
What is a cataract?
A vision-oriented problem that affects people mainly after 50 years of age. It is characterized by a cloudy vision. This happens as protein builds up in the natural lens giving an impression that you are looking through a clouded film.
According to National Eye Institute, almost all older people undergo cataract surgery by the time they reach 80 years of age.
Cataracts start small! They initiate progressively yet very slowly. You can get both your eyes affected by cataracts, but in the majority of cases, they do not form at the same time.
How is cataract caused?
Graph of cataracts
There is a typical trend that you will follow if you have a cataract.
Look out for these signs and symptoms-
Your vision will start to become blurry. The condition only worsens with time. The world outside will seem to you as though you are looking at it through a veil or dusty glasses.
Advanced stages of cataracts impose atinge of brown or yellow vision, but mostly dark. People with cataracts have difficulty seeing at night.
Did you know:
Treating cataracts can lower down car accidents by 13%?
Make sure you avoid night time activities especially driving, if you havecataracts.
One of the common problems is light sensitivity. The glare of bright light can be a painful symptom for people dealing with cataracts. They may also interfere with your reading vision.
In cataracts, there will be a problem of diffraction of light entering your eyes. This will result in theappearance of halos around every light object. The halos may vary in colour, but in any case, they are very disturbing.
If you keep changing your power in glasses or use a more substantial contact lens, be sure it is one of the symptoms of cataracts. In such cases, see your doctor immediately.
With the progress of cataracts, the protein clumps formed in the lens may turn yellow. All the light coming in your eyes will have a yellow tint in such circumstances. This affects your ability to distinguish between colours.
All the above problems may result in you having a double image of a single object. This effect ceases with the advancement of cataracts.
If you are dealing with any of the above-listed signs, book your appointment today with your doctor.
Also, take care of a few risk factors that might increase your chances of getting cataracts. These include;
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See a doctor!
Cataract not only affects your daily life activities but also if left untreated, it may also result in vision loss.
It is in your best interest to not avoid any warning signs and visit your doctor at the earliest if you are having any issues with your vision.
A cataract may stop advancing, but it will not reverse the damages already done. Sit with your doctor to know the best treatment for you; be it medication or surgery, it is worth getting back your vision.