The eyes have been the centrepiece of many poets, poetry and artists masterpieces. This sense organ is our window to the beautiful world around and caring for them is therefore an imperative. This International Cataract Awareness month, Vision Express seeks to be your guide to this curable eye disease, which affects approximately 1 million people in India alone, every year.
Cataract is a foggy circle which gradually gets formed in the lens of the eye. It sometimes develops over a period of years. It simply stands as an obstacle to stop light rays from reaching your retina. Matured Cataract is usually found among people who are over 60 years of age. If you think your loved ones are dealing with the listed early symptoms, an immediate eye test is strongly suggested.
The Symptoms of Cataract:
- Foggy Vision
- Faded colors
- Unclear night vision
- Double vision
- Frequently being told to change prescription glasses
- Sensitivity to glare
The early symptoms of cataract can be overcome easily. Regular eye check ups for people over 40 years of age is therefore advisable. Once detected early , the symptoms can be improved on with new eye glasses, brighter lighting and anti glare sunglasses.
Our eye lens works similar to a camera lens, it is located behind the iris and pupil. And the health of the lens largely depends on the right amount of protein-rich nutrients. As we age, the protein clumps together and forms a blurry circle. Few conditions, both health and external aggravate the chances of cataract development.
Other Causes of cataract:
- Ultraviolet radiation
In addition to the above causes, one might develop cataract due to the genetic disorders. Exceeding the use of steroids and medications may grow the cataract as well.
Cataract is treatable but requires timely medical diagnosis and intervention. Vision Express uses international techniques and advanced devices to detect cataract formation. The important step which helps in the determination is AR while slit lamp determines the maturity stage. Our certified optometrists advise you on the same. In very early stages, you can choose to support your vision with UV protection and anti-glare lenses. In advanced stages ophthalmologist consultation and subsequent surgery is mostly advised. Regular eye tests are of utmost importance and we take care of your precious senses with the best care they deserve.