Cataract Surgery 101

Do you or your family members have cataract? Or do you suspect they have cataract after they’ve complained to you about their loss of vision? Let us share more!

Cataracts refer to the clouding of the lens in the eyes.

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The eye functions like a camera. Light rays enter the eye through the cornea (the clear front window), pass through the pupil (the hole in the center of the iris), and then through the lens, finally reaching the retina (the film) at the back of the eye.

The front wall of the eye forms the image of what you see during your daily vision task. This is accomplished by the cornea, which stitches together to produce a lens that focuses light rays so they are focused on the retina.

Cataracts occur when tears or other abnormalities in the cornea weaken the stitches. The body has tears in all of the joints, but the most common places for tears to occur are the lens of the eye, the lens of the lens, and the cornea itself.

The first step to dealing with a case of cataracts, therefore, is to have your lens checked. If you are using glasses or contact lenses, you may want to consult with your optometrist to see if there are any adjustments you could make so your lens would be as perfect as possible for you.

If, however, you do not have your lenses altered and do not have cornea reshaping surgery, you could have a cataract surgery like the one described in the passage above.

Cataract surgery is painless. Sometimes, you could experience swelling, redness, or pain. More than likely, you will be unable to drive for a short period of time.

There is always a risk when performing any major surgery on the eye. Do make an appointment with your preferred eye surgeon to find out more information before making your decision. You can also ask your doctor about Laser Cataract Surgery.