CATARACT SURGERY

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CATARACT SURGERY

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness in Africa but can be surgically removed, as soon as the vision is influenced. There are many causes for cataracts, including toxins, trauma, and age. WHAT IS A CATARACT? A cataract is a lens inside the eye that gets more rigid and less clear with time. […]

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness in Africa but can be surgically removed, as soon as the vision is influenced. There are many causes for cataracts, including toxins, trauma, and age.

WHAT IS A CATARACT?

A cataract is a lens inside the eye that gets more rigid and less clear with time. The lens is a very important refractive element in the eye, with a huge influence on your vision.

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH CATARACT SURGERY?

Cataract Surgery is done under local anesthesia in most hospitals. It is not necessary for patients to stay over in the hospital after surgery. And in most cases, your vision is hugely improved the day after surgery, which makes cataract surgery one of the most successful surgeries to undergo, if not the most successful.

The latest technology used for cataract surgery is through a micro-incision and phacoemulsification which is an ultrasound technique. This means that the incision that the surgeon makes is only a 2 millimeters big and does not need stitches in most cases, which means that the patient is much more comfortable after surgery.

After cataract surgery most refractive errors can be eliminated, meaning patients who had to wear glasses before their surgery would in most gases not need glasses after surgery except for reading glasses.