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Cataract - What you need to know

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine treating conditions of the eye. A general practitioner will sometimes refer the patient to an experienced ophthalmologist when he/she shows symptoms of serious conditions such as optic nerve disorders, cataracts and eye infections. You may have to undergo surgery under an ophthalmologist if you have developed glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, farsightedness (hyperopia), nearsightedness (myopia), and detached retina and retinal tears.

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Cataract - What you need to know

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine treating conditions of the eye. A general practitioner will sometimes refer the patient to an experienced ophthalmologist when he/she shows symptoms of serious conditions such as optic nerve disorders, cataracts and eye infections. You may have to undergo surgery under an ophthalmologist if you have developed glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, farsightedness (hyperopia), nearsightedness (myopia), and detached retina and retinal tears.

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Condition

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What is Cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is a bit like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window.view more

What are the types of Cataract? How to diagnose Cataract?

Two main types of Cataract are - Age Related Cataract: Also known as senile cataract, Most age-related cataracts take many years to form and therefore many people do not realize when there is little cloudiness in the eye. For some people, the cataract never becomes bad enough to impair vision. However, in many cases, vision becomes gradually worse over the years.

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Condition

Condition one

What is Cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is a bit like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window.

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Condition two

What are the types of Cataract? How to diagnose Cataract?

Two main types of Cataract are - Age Related Cataract: Also known as senile cataract, Most age-related cataracts take many years to form and therefore many people do not realize when there is little cloudiness in the eye. For some people, the cataract never becomes bad enough to impair vision. However, in many cases, vision becomes gradually worse over the years.

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Causes

  • Diabetes
  • Eye surgery or eye injuries
  • Radiation treatment to your upper body.
  • Steroids, common medications to treat conditions like arthritis and lupus.

Symptoms

  • Double vision
  • Need for brighter light to read.
  • Vision that’s cloudy, blurry, foggy or filmy
  • Prescription changes in glasses, including sudden nearsightedness

Causes

  • Diabetes
  • Eye surgery or eye injuries
  • Radiation treatment to your upper body.
  • Steroids, common medications to treat conditions like arthritis and lupus.

Symptoms

  • Double vision
  • Need for brighter light to read.
  • Vision that’s cloudy, blurry, foggy or filmy
  • Prescription changes in glasses, including sudden nearsightedness

When to go for surgery? What would be the complication if not operated?

Patients can wait upto 6 months but may experience negative outcomes during the wait period including vision loss,reduced quality of life and increased rate of falls. The operation is usually done under local anesthetic, so you are awake during the operation.

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Is the treatment covered under insurance?

Medical insurances cover the cost of Cataract treatment. The limit on claim amount depends on your policy. Cashless or reimbursement depends on your policy, TPA and affiliations of the hospital with the insurance company.

How is the recovery after surgery?

Recovery from Cataract is 100 percent pain free and a person can return to routine activities after 3 to 4 days of surgery.Its Normal to feel itching 2 to 3 days after surgery.Many patients experience drastically better vision after 24 hours of surgery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most people start getting cataracts around age 40. But you probably will not notice symptoms until after age 60. Rarely, babies are born with cataracts due to a birth defect.

Cataract surgery is not painful. While patients are awake during surgery, there is little or no discomfort involved. A mild sedative may be administered before the surgery, which calms the nerves, and eye drops are used to numb the eye.

The operation can be performed at any stage of cataract development. There is no need to wait until your cataract is “ripe” before removing it. Most people choose to have their cataracts removed when the change in their vision starts to cause them difficulties in everyday life