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Cataract Surgery is the only solution for cataract.
What is a cataract?
Cataract is the natural lens behind the pupil that blurs and prevents vision. Cataract can be seen in one eye or both eyes.
Cataract is usually seen in middle age and older people, but it can also be seen in newborn babies, diabetics, long-term cortisone drug users and people who have had an eye injury.
What are the symptoms of cataracts?
- Gradually decreased vision
- Difficulty in reading
- Sensitivity to light
- Fading and yellowing of colors
- Distortion in night vision
- Double vision
- Frequent changes in eyeglasses perscriptions
How is cataract treated?
Cataracts cannot be treated with medication or glasses. Today, cataract is treated with surgery.
How is Cataract Surgery performed?
With the development of technology, cataract surgery is performed without needles, without narcosis and without pain. Phacoemulsification (FAKO) is the most commonly used surgical method today. In the FAKO method, the blurred lens is separated into small pieces and absorbed. It is a seamless method. The lens is placed inside the membrane around the cured lens. The patient has clear vision after surgery. The duration of the operation is maximum 30 minutes.
Considerations after Cataract Surgery
For the first week after the surgery patients should avoid;
- Rubbing the eye.
- Water or soap
- Substances such as cream to and around the eye
- Heavy exercise
And patient should use the eye drops recommended by the doctor regularly.
Post-operative controls should not be neglected. The patient should consult his doctor before start to drive.