Cataract is a condition when the natural lens in your eye becomes progressively cloudy.
Vision with Cataract
The most common symptoms of a cataract are:
These symptoms can also be a sign of other eye problems. If you have any of these symptoms, check with your ophthalmologist.
There is no scientifically proven prevention. However, you can delay early onset cataracts with the following:
What causes Cataract? The most common cause of cataract is ageing.
What are the risks of cataract surgery? As with any surgery, cataract surgery poses risks such as infection and bleeding. Before cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist may ask you to temporarily stop taking certain medications that increase the risk of bleeding during surgery.
After surgery, you must keep your eye clean, wash your hands before touching your eye, and use the prescribed medications to help minimise the risk of infection. Serious infection can result in loss of vision.
Possible complications soon after surgery include:
Cataract is detected through a comprehensive eye examination by an ophthalmologist.
How is cataract surgery performed?
In cataract surgery, the cloudy cataract lens is removed and then replaced with an artificial lens implant.
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The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.
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