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+05:30July 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+05:30December 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+05:30January 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+05:30November 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+05:30April 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+05:30December 5th, 2014|Diseases & Conditions, FAQs, Treatment|1 Comment

Weigh Your Risk Factors of Developing Cataract

There are many types of cataract. The most common type is age-related. This simply means that all of us will eventually have cataract in varying degrees in our life time. Age related cataract may appear anytime in your later years of life. In some people it may develop early while it may not be visually significant even in their seventies, for instance. Similarly, the degree and type of cataract may vary. The resultant visual disability [...]

2016-11-09T19:03:27+05:30August 25th, 2014|Diseases & Conditions, Research|0 Comments

FAQ – I can’t see well, do I have cataract?

I frequently get this question from people especially who are 40 years plus. Many are concerned about this problem but they don't have enough time to visit an ophthalmologist. This post gives you a broad understanding of this visual problem. The answer to the above question is no and yes, in that order of probability. In this context, it is important to know that refractive errors are the most common cause of poor visual acuity. [...]

2016-11-09T19:06:30+05:30August 24th, 2014|Diseases & Conditions, FAQs|0 Comments
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