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What is Cataract?

The word “cataract” is derived from the Greek word katarraktes which loosely translates to waterfall. It was believed that a congealed fluid from the brain had flowed in front of the lens of the eyes. Today, eye cataract is defined as the clouding of the lens of your eyes.

When proteins present in the eye form clumps, it muddles the vision with a cloudy, hazy outline. It gradually develops and starts interfering with your vision and unless treated could lead to total blindness.

Some of the symptoms of cataract include

  • Poor night vision
  • Seeing a halo (glare) around lights especially when looking at headlights in the night
  • Double vision in few cases in the affected eye
  • Seeing a fading in colors
  • Need for brighter reading light
  • Growing sensitivity to sunlight and bright lights
  • Frequent prescription changes for glasses
  • Cloudy/milky/foggy/blurry vision

What causes cataract?

The major cause for cataract is age. Other than that, various factors can cause the formation of cataracts like:

  • Previous or untreated eye injury
  • Hypertension
  • Previous eye surgery
  • UV radiation
  • Long exposure to sunlight
  • Over usage of certain medications
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Risk Factors
  • These factors can increase the likelihood of developing cataracts
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Aging
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Steroid medication
  • Family History
  • Prevention:
  • Cataract prevention or rather slowing down of this degenerative change can be attributed with the following lifestyle modifications:
  • Regular eye check-ups
  • Quitting smoking
  • Maintaining a healthy diet
  • Eating fruits and vegetables containing antioxidants
  • Wearing UV blocking sunglasses while going out in sunlight
  • Treatments
  • Cataract Surgery ECCE
  • Cataract Surgery With Phacoemulsification.