At birth, a normal human eye is endowed with a wonderful lens, brilliantly clear and transparent. It allows the light to enter the eye and focuses what we are seeing on our retina.
The lens burdened by age, becomes thicker. A cataract sets in. Lesser light enters the affected eye, and your vision is covered with a haze.
The changes continue. As the cataract progresses, useful vision is lost. Just light and dark can be distinguished. But the defect is still confined to the lens. Get it removed, and the vision returns; though you now need a new lens to focus on objects.
Cataracts in old age are unavoidable, just as wrinkles, grey hair and bald pates. But, in some, they are present even at birth-due to genetic defects or problems during pregnancy. Injury, inflammation and medication can cause cataract at any age.
But once you have cataracts, it really does not make any difference as what caused them. The same principles govern the cure. Listed below are remedies for cataracts.
[...] You will also get a prescription for glasses or contact lenses at that time. Lasers play little role Laser and its many varieties have proved to be a major boon for quite a number of eye disorders. With it, a patient's eye can be operated upon, without laying a knife on it. But this does not hold true for cataract. Till date, there is no laser technique, which can remove cataract. So if someone promises you a laser cure, watch out! [...]
[...] It has lesser complications than its forerunner, the intracapsular technique, and has the additional advantage of allowing support for a lens implant. Complications do, however, occur and some are potentially blinding, but in good hands they are few and far between. Opt for a vacuum cleaner Phacoemulsification, a technique developed in the early 1970s, is the new rage in cataract surgery. It uses a special kind of probe Phacoemulsifier which uses ultrasonic vibrations to break up the cataractous lens. It then sucks up the liquefied cataract, as would a vacuum cleaner. [...]
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