Does Everyone Get Cataracts? (Explained)

Does Everyone Get Cataracts Eventually? In a word, yes - but not necessarily at the same time. While cataracts tend to develop in one eye first, they eventually develop in the other eye as well, usually within a few months or years of the initial onset. Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process. Most people who get cataracts don't lose any vision. Surgery removes the cloudy lens and replaces them with a clear [...]

2022-01-02T22:22:24-06:00January 2nd, 2022|Diseases & Conditions, FAQs|0 Comments

Cataract Surgery in One Eye Only (or Both)?

Can You Get Cataracts in Both Eyes? Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy. Cataract is an age-related condition which afflicts almost everyone as we age. In most cases, cataracts affect both eyes but they may be asymmetrical - more in one eye than the other. Symptomatic cataract can be treated with cataract surgery. This involves removal of the opaque lens and replacing it by artificial lens. It is usually done to [...]

2021-12-31T16:35:03-06:00December 31st, 2021|Treatment|0 Comments

What is the First Sign of Cataracts? (Explained with Examples)

Cataract is an eye condition where there is clouding of the lenses. They occur when proteins in the lenses get denatured, blocking light from entering the lens. This leads to blurred vision and double vision. Patients with early stage cataracts see tinges of yellow and/or brown at night or halos around lights. Cataract patients report sensitivity to bright lights. Cataracts are a common issue among older adults. There are no early warning signs of cataracts. [...]

2021-12-30T18:40:52-06:00December 30th, 2021|Diseases & Conditions, Eye Care|0 Comments

How to Improve Near Vision After Cataract Surgery (Simple Method)

Near vision after cataract surgery can be improved with prescription glasses or choosing (before surgery) bifocal or multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) for implantation during cataract surgery. It is a well-known fact that your near vision becomes poor after cataract surgery. This almost always happens when a monofocal intraocular lens (IOL) has been implanted during cataract surgery and, in some cases, where bifocal or multifocal IOL has been implanted. This problem is usually easy to manage [...]

2021-12-24T22:05:44-06:00December 24th, 2021|Glasses and Lenses|0 Comments

Does Diabetes Affect Cataract Surgery?

According to the National Eye Institute, diabetes can affect surgical outcomes for cataract surgery. Diabetes can result in complications like retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, and infections. The National Eye Institute found that these complications are more common in patients who have diabetes. Sometimes, diabetes has even led to blindness. Many people with diabetes have other health conditions that make it difficult to undergo surgery without risking their lives. In addition to diabetes, these conditions include [...]

2021-07-01T15:12:47-05:00July 1st, 2021|Diseases & Conditions, Surgery|0 Comments

Questions to Ask Before Cataract Surgery

Q: What is a cataract? A: A cataract is defined as a clouding of the lens of the eye that causes reduced vision. Q: What causes a cataract? A: Aging is the usual cause of cataract. Sometimes cataract may be caused by an injury to the eye or as a result of some other eye disease. Occasionally it may be due to the prolonged use of steroid medications. Patients with diabetes may develop cataract at [...]

2019-12-10T20:43:42-06:00December 10th, 2019|FAQs, Treatment|0 Comments

Ophthalmic Equipment Market to Grow and Expand Rapidly

USA, Canada, Europe, India and China are the biggest markets for the ophthalmic equipment and devices. With rapidly changing technology, ophthalmology practice will see significant growth in the coming years. Global ophthalmology device market has emerged as one of the growing segments in medical devices market, due to increased demand of ophthalmology devices for treatment of eye diseases. Moreover, increasing prevalence of eye disorders, aging population, increasing government investment towards research activities and technical advancements [...]

2017-01-18T14:19:17-06:00January 18th, 2017|Equipment, Technology|0 Comments

Now New Intra-Ocular Pressure Test Could Save The Vision Of Cataract Patients

The eye undergoes fluctuations in intaocular pressure during cataract surgery. The exposure to high pressure may cause damage to the retinal nerve fiber layer and optic nerve. Precisely knowing the intraocular pressure especially at the end of cataract surgery will ensure the high pressure is managed immediately and efficiently to avoid glaucomatous damage to the eye. Professor John Jarstad, of the University of Missouri, said: "The current standard of care following cataract surgery is to [...]

2016-11-18T18:58:05-06:00November 13th, 2016|From the Web|0 Comments

Possible Future of Cataract Surgery – Regenerated Natural Lens

Cataract is one of the most common causes of significant visual loss worldwide. The treatment of cataract is removal of cataract surgically and implantation of an artificial lens to replace the cataractous lens. These lenses are called intraocular lens (IOL) and are either rigid or foldable depending on the size of the incision through which cataract is removed and the technique used for the surgery. The intraocular lens helps the patient see clearly after cataract [...]

2016-11-07T22:08:19-06:00April 18th, 2016|Research, Treatment|0 Comments

When Should You Get Operated For Cataract?

It's a question quite often asked by those who have cataracts of various degrees. Such questions arise because of patients' lack of understanding of factors which determine when a cataract should be removed. Such questions also probably arise because of an assumption that there is a set of medical rules which prescribe surgery only in some medical scenarios and not in others. There are also some patients who think that the doctor will decide whether [...]

2016-11-09T13:52:51-06:00December 5th, 2014|Diseases & Conditions, FAQs, Treatment|1 Comment
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