Ophthalmology (Eye Health & Eye Diseases)


Cataract

Cataract is a condition where the lens inside the eye loses its transparency and becomes cloudy. Loss of transparency by the lens obstructs rays coming to the eye from passing to the nerve layer. This results in progressive reduced vision.

Cataract usually occurs in the following situations:

  • Diabetes patients
  • Newborns
  • Following physical impacts to the eye
  • Long-term use of cortisone drugs

Cataract may cause reduced vision as well as complaints such as seeing halos at night, excessive glare, double vision, and sensitivity to light.

Cataract Treatment

The only treatment of cataract is surgery.

In phaco technique, a tiny incision is made in the eye and the cataract is broken into pieces, aspirated and removed using ultrasound energy. By the courtesy of phaco machine, the operation time is short and it is a safe procedure that doesn't require sutures. This method allows very fast recovery after the operation.

In phaco method, after the cataract is removed, an artificial lens made of a special material is placed instead of the patient's own lens. It is also possible to produce these lenses with such features that eliminate vision defects, including visions defects concerning seeing far, near, medium distances and astigmatism.