Aside from refractive errors like short-sightedness and long-sightedness, the next most prevalent eye condition in the world is cataract. In fact, it’s more incredibly widespread and common than you’d think. What’s less common is knowledge on how to tackle it and treat it. What’s actually more disconcerting, is the fact that many aren’t even aware of when cataract being creeping up on them because they have no idea what the symptoms are like. Which is why we urge all of you to read up and educate yourselves so the minute you notice something abnormal, you can consult our experts and get a professional opinion.
Unlike treatments like LASIK in dubai though, cataracts are easier to deal with. Actually, a majority of cataracts are most likely treatable too. It’s supposedly one of the most common eye procedures done in America, with incredibly high success rates. Cataract generally kicks in once you hit around 50 years of age, sometimes maybe even before depending from person to person. Defined as a cloudy matter that obscures the eye, cataract can only be treated with surgery and nothing else. We’ve taken the liberty of breaking it down for you simply.
YOUR LENS IS REPLACED
The anatomy of the human eye is far too complicated to be explained here, but everyone knows that the eye consists of a ‘lens’. Cataract clouds this lens, leading to blindness in extreme cases when cataract is left untreated. Since it’s got nothing to do with the cornea, LASIK eye surgery in dubai is certainly not the answer. The only option is to replace your natural lens with an artificial lens, though it’s not as scary as it might sound. Our team of doctors are highly qualified and skilled so you’re in very good hands. Plus, the surgery is quite simple; you don’t even need to stay overnight at the hospital unless there’s some special circumstance involved.
Though the name itself is a mouthful, phacoemulsification is one of the biggest breakthroughs in the treatment of cataract to-date. What it does, is it breaks down the cloudy lens into tiny fragments so they can then be easily sucked out of the eye. The lens itself is broken down with the help of a high-frequency ultrasound device. This method has proven to be quite effective, and even reduced the risk of retinal detachment which was an issue with previous cataract surgeries.
Just like you’d have to post-LASIK treatment in dubai, you’ll need to book a follow-up appointment so we can monitor your progress. This is incredibly important, so make sure you don’t miss it. Right after the cataract surgery though, you’ll need to wait for around 30-40 minutes for you to come to your senses. We won’t be releasing any of our patients until they feel physically fit to head out and about again. We also highly recommend you come with someone who can help you get back home. You’ll also receive advice on how to take care of your eyes over the next few weeks, and given medication to go along with it.