Cataracts

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Are you struggling with blurry vision or facing difficulty in low-light settings? Get a consultation to decide your options for cataract treatment.

Cataracts are a prevalent eye condition caused by cloudiness in the eye’s natural lens, leading to hazy or blurred vision. This condition develops gradually over time and often remains unnoticed until it starts impacting one’s eyesight significantly. Though cataracts are generally linked with aging, they can also result from injury, medication use, or underlying health conditions.

Symptoms of cataracts can manifest as unclear vision, difficulty seeing at night, sensitivity to light, and double vision in one eye. If neglected, cataracts can reach an advanced stage and drastically reduce vision. Fortunately, this surgery is a dependable and safe treatment option, which enhances the patients’ quality of life and restores their vision.

The surgical process involves the removal of the clouded eye lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens (IOL), an artificial lens. The procedure is quick, lasting about 15-20 minutes per eye, and is usually conducted as an outpatient under local anesthesia. Recovery time is brief, with most patients going back to their daily routine within a few days of surgery.

This surgery is one of the most widely practiced procedures. The surgery boasts a remarkable success rate of over 98% according to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. With advancements in technology and surgical techniques, it continues to progress, offering better results and outcomes for patients.

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FAQ

What is cataract?

Cataract is a common condition that occurs when the normally clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy. This clouding can interfere with the passage of light through the lens, causing blurred or decreased vision. They are typically a result of aging, but can also be caused by injury, certain medications, and other medical conditions.

What to expect after cataract surgery?

After cataract surgery, patients may experience mild discomfort, sensitivity to light, and blurred vision that typically subsides within a few days. Following post-operative instructions carefully and attending follow-up appointments is important for proper healing and reducing the risk of complications. Patients gradually adjust to their new intraocular lens in the weeks and months following surgery, with most experiencing significant vision improvement. While some minor vision changes may occur, this surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can greatly improve a patient’s quality of life.

Does cataract surgery hurt?

Cataract surgery is typically performed using local anesthesia and sedation, so the procedure itself should not be painful. However, patients may experience some mild discomfort or pressure during the surgery. After the surgery, patients may also experience some mild discomfort, itchiness, or sensitivity to light as the eye heals.

Why does cataract happen?

Cataracts occur when the normally clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy, causing blurred or decreased vision. The clouding of the lens is typically a result of aging and is one of the most common age-related eye conditions. Other factors that can increase the risk of developing them include family history of cataracts, diabetes, smoking, prolonged exposure to sunlight or other sources of ultraviolet (UV) light, certain medications, such as corticosteroids, eye injuries or trauma. In some cases, they may also be present at birth (congenital cataracts) or develop during childhood (juvenile cataracts) due to genetic or environmental factors. Overall, while the exact cause of cataracts is not fully understood, age and certain risk factors are known to increase the likelihood of developing this condition.

Will cataract surgery improve my vision?

Yes, cataract surgery is typically very effective in improving vision that has been affected by cataracts. During the surgery, the cloudy natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL). In most cases, patients experience a significant improvement in vision soon after the surgery, with many reporting clearer and sharper vision than they had before. However, it is important to have realistic expectations about the results of this surgery, as factors such as the severity of the cataract and any preexisting eye conditions can affect the outcome. Additionally, it is possible for other eye conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration or glaucoma, to affect vision even after cataract surgery. Your eye doctor can help determine if cataract surgery is the right choice for you and what results you can expect.

Can cataract surgery go wrong?

Like all surgeries, there are potential risks and complications associated with cataract surgery. While the vast majority of cataract surgeries are successful and result in improved vision, there is always a small risk that something could go wrong. Fortunately, serious complications are relatively rare, and most can be successfully treated if detected early. It’s important to discuss any concerns you have about surgery with your eye doctor and to follow all pre- and post-operative instructions carefully to minimize the risk of complications. Additionally, choosing an experienced and skilled surgeon can help reduce the risk of complications and increase the likelihood of a successful outcome.

Is eye surgery good in Turkey?

Yes, eye surgery is generally considered to be good in Turkey. The country has invested heavily in its medical facilities and equipment, and many of its doctors are well-trained and experienced. In addition, Turkey is known for offering affordable options for eye surgeries, with prices significantly lower than those in many other countries. Patients seeking eye surgery in Turkey can expect to receive personalized care and attention, with many medical facilities offering individualized treatment plans.

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