A cataract can be removed with a technique known as phacoemulsification. Cataract surgery has become quicker and safer in recent years, but it is still an operation and shouldn’t be dismissed as a ‘minor thing.’
Diabetes can affect the eye in many ways. Therefore it's critical that the eye is checked once a year. Also, your blood sugar has to be at an acceptable level on the day of surgery otherwise it won't go ahead.
Natural remedies for cataracts have not been proven by science. Everybody is going to get cataracts, but you can slow it down.
A cataract operation takes around 20-25 minutes to do. By the time you come into the hospital, have the pre-operative drops and then recover after the surgery, you are usually in the hospital for around 1-2 hours.
Cataracts can come in different colours and in different sizes. There are 3 common types of cataract but the word cataract refers to any imperfection or discolouration of the human lens.
When you are going to have cataract surgery, you have to decide which type of lens you want to have implanted. Laura Crawley explains the lens options and their benefits.
In the past, a cataract did have to be “ripe” before surgery could be undertaken, but modern cataract surgery can be done at any time, and the decision to go ahead with surgery should be based on how the cataract affects you in your day to day life.
Many people wonder if they will have blurred vision after cataract surgery. Most will have wonderful vision after surgery if there are no difficulties. If there is PCO after the surgery, it can be easily fixed.
If you have experienced blurred vision, particularly in dim light and your eyes have become red and sore at the same time it may be due to the cataract obstructing the flow of the fluid within your eye.