Information on Eye Diseases – Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. Anybody can have cataracts, and it appears in more than half of the people who are 65 years or older. When people are age 40 and over cataracts is the most common cause of eye vision loss. There are different types of ailments that can effect the eye such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Out of these different ailments there are more cause cataracts reported than the other three combined.

When a cataract first starts it is small. There is no need to consider cataract treatment. The vision may appear to be a little foggy or blurred a little bit. Sort of like, looking out of s cloudy window or a fuzzy painting. Sometimes it is not noticeable, because people sometimes get use to their vision and it does not feel as uncomfortable.

Other times it can effect the vision so bad that cataract surgery, or an cataract operation could be needed. People usually are not concerned about the cataract surgery cost, because it is difficult to put a price on eyesight. If people really can’t see, they will find a way to get the cataract treatment that they so desire.

Our lens inside our eyes, work pretty similar to the lens of a camera, by concentrating light onto the retina. It adjusts the focus of the eye. This causes us to see elements more clearly from far away, and up close. Out lens are mostly made out of protein and water. The protein is positioned in a strategic way, that allows the lens to stay clear, and let the light pass thought it.

As we get older, a lot of the protein will start to form together, and create a small cloud over the lens. Nobody knows for sure why the eye lenses change overtime, but we need to be aware of it. Learning More About Cataract Treatments in this eye care journal.

This is a video of Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract surgery using the Alcon LenSx system for the laser portion and the Alcon Infinity for the cataract removal and an Alcon Flexible acryllic lens implant to replace the cataract.