Published on Dec 03, 2014 and last reviewed on Jan 10, 2020 - 1 min read
Age-related cataract is the most common cause of blindness that can be prevented. Learn about its causes and treatment options.
Cataract is a decrease in transparency of the natural crystalline lens present in the eye. This lens, as in a camera, helps transmitted light to focus on the retina.
Causes of Cataract:
Age related cataract is the most common type. Other causes of cataract can be:
Age Related Cataract:
Commonly available surgical options are:
Phacoemulsification Cataract Extraction:
If cataract is neglected, apart from vision loss, patient can develop complications like lens induced glaucoma which can further lead to corneal edema, severe pain and irreversible optic nerve damage.
As cataract gets older it can lead to poor surgical outcome due to high rate of surgical complications and visual outcome may not be satisfactory.
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