Category Cataract Treatment

All About Cataract – Causes, Prevention & Surgery

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Cataract is a word that strikes fear in the minds of most people. It’s the most common reason for vision loss among humans, and is especially prevalent among people above the age of 40 years. It’s also the most common reason for blindness across the world. According to the Prevent Blindness America association, the number of cases of cataract across the world are higher than glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy put together.

A cataract is when the lens of the eye clouds over. There are three main types of cataract:

  • A cataract occurring at the back of the lens is known as a subcapsular cataract. Diabetics or those taking high doses of steroid medications are more vulnerable to this form.
  • Generally associated with ageing, nuclear cataracts form deep in th...
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The risks of Cataracts in Dubai

The primary risk factor for Cataracts in Dubai is advancing age. The aging population, by the time they are 80, there are at least 8 out of 10 people who have cataracts, according to the Eye Specialist in Dubai.  Cataracts develop due to the eye lens experiences several age related changes, for instance, it  thickens and becomes more rigid, and proteins in the lens begin to clump together, causing cloudiness. Apart from age, there are other contributory factors to the development of cataracts, which includes,

  • Family history – Those who have a family history of cataracts are at a higher risk of developing cataracts.
  • Eye injuries – A damaging injury caused to a person’s eye such as a cut, punctures, blows or eye inflammation can increase the risk of cataracts.
  • Diabetes – Surgeons...
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Common Cataract Myths in Dubai

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There is a lot of information circulating about Cataracts in Dubai, by people who are not aware of the procedure and unfortunately, this information is incorrect. In some cases  the wrong information will prevent people with cataracts from obtaining the care that they need. To help educate potential patients about cataracts, Dr Safwan Al-Bayati and the expert team of ophthalmologists and optometrists at the New Vision Eye Center Dubai have addressed some of the most common cataract myths, and cleared up the truth about these claims.

  • Only aging adults develop cataracts

The majority of patients that are affected by cataracts  are those over 65 years, but it can occur in young people as well...

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Cataract surgery when vision fails

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Cataracts are the number one cause for visual loss in Dubai. While, the simple diagnosis of a patient having cataracts in Dubai, is not a reason to consider having surgery, when vision fails, you should give careful consideration for having it removed as early as possible.

There are many reasons why you should not postpone surgery once your vision fails. Poor vision leads to difficulty going through daily activities like reading road signs and even reading the newspaper, many traffic accidents have been attributed to poor vision, especially at night. While it is more difficult for even people with good sight to see or drive at night, this problem becomes worse when an individual has impaired vision. Many patients at the Eye Clinic in Dubai with moderate cataract formation, often have goo...

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