A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to a decrease in vision. It can affect one or both eyes. Often it develops slowly.
Types of cataracts
Cataract types include:
• Cataracts that affect the center of the lens (nuclear cataracts).
• Cataracts that affect the edges of the lens (cortical cataracts).
• Cataracts that affect the back of the lens (posterior sub capsular cataracts).
• Cataracts you\'re born with (congenital cataracts).
• Fading or yellowing of colors
• Clouded, blurred or dim vision
• Seeing "halos" around lights
• trouble with bright lights
• trouble seeing at night
• Sensitivity to light and glare
• Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription
• Double vision in a single eye
• Medical history and symptoms
• Eye Examination
Other tests including:
• Visual acuity test. A visual acuity test uses an eye chart to measure how well you can read a series of letters. Your eyes are tested one at a time, while the other eye is covered.
• Using a light and magnification to examine your eye (slit-lamp examination). A slit lamp allows your eye doctor to see the structures at the front of your eye under magnification.
• Dilating your eyes (retinal examination). To prepare for a retinal examination, your eye doctor puts dilating drops in your eyes to open your pupils wide. This makes it easier to examine the back of your eyes (retina).
The only effective treatment for cataracts is surgery with intraocular lens implantation.
Consult Eye Specialist at Aadil hospital for medical and surgical treatment.