Cataract is an inevitable part of growing old. But, the good news is that it can be treated through a hassle-free Cataract Removal Surgery. At Sharp Sight Eye Hospital, we offer safe and reliable cataract surgery through both conventional and advanced laser techniques, which assure excellent visual results. The surgery barely takes 15 minutes and during the procedure, the cataract-affected lens is removed painlessly and replaced with an artificial lens, called the Intraocular Lens (IOL).
WHAT ARE CATARACTS?
Cataracts are clouding of the natural, clear lens of the eye. It usually develops as we age, but occasionally, cataract formation may be seen in newborn babies and young ones too. These congenital cataracts could be the result of genetic tendencies, drug reaction caused during the developmental stage, eye infection, trauma or injury, etc. However, whatever may be the cause, cataract leads to a double or blurred vision making it difficult for an individual to perform his/her daily chores.
As a caution, you should never let cataract become too severe, as any delay in seeking proper and timely treatment may leave you visually impaired for the rest of your life.
RISK FACTORS FOR DEVELOPING CATARACTS INCLUDE:
- Aging – 65 years and above
- Prolonged use of steroids
- Excessive exposure to UV rays
- Eye injury/trauma
- Alcohol abuse/ chain smoking