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cataract treatment advanced by laser
It is estimated that half of people aged 65 and over will establish a cataract at some stage in their
lifetime. A cataract is an eye condition that can be detrimental to your vision. In a healthy eye,
there is a clear lens which assists you to focus. If you have a cataract, the lens progressively
wears away over a long period of time. Your vision will certainly end up being blurred as the
cataract develops, up until the whole of the lens is cloudy. Your sight will slowly get worse,
becoming blurred or misty, making it hard to see clearly. Cataracts can occur at any age but
usually develop as you get older. If a cataract prevents you from reading or driving, or doing your
regular everyday activities, it is a good idea to have surgery.
Cataract surgery involves eliminating the cataract by emulsifying the lens by ultrasound and
changing it with a small plastic lens. This synthetic lens is then stabilised within the same lens pill
that held your natural lens. The outcomes bring back clear vision and often entirely remove the
need for reading glasses. However, years after the surgery, patients can often experience
clouding of their sight once more. Vision can become blurred and numerous clients have issues
with bright lights and glare. Although it might seem like the cataract is returning, this is not a regrowth. What is actually happening is a thickening of the lens capsule that holds the synthetic
lens. Clinically this is referred to as Posterior Lens Capsule Opacification.
This thickening of the lens capsule occurs at the back, indicating natural lens cells grow
throughout the back of the synthetic lens. These cells are sometimes left behind following cataract
surgery, triggering problems with the light getting in the eye and for that reason problems with
Laser Eye Surgery Treatment
Lasers are beams of energy which can be targeted very precisely. Today the innovation is being
made use of significantly for the purpose of correcting the vision of patients after cataract surgery.
The YAG laser is a concentrated laser with extremely low energy levels and is used to remove a
small circle shaped location in the lens pill which enables light to once again travel through to the
back of the artificial lens. A proportion of the lens pill is kept in order to keep the synthetic lens in
place, but removes enough of the thickened cells to permit the light to the retina.
The treatment is quick and painless, normally taking around fifteen minutes. Although, the actual
laser treatment may just take five minutes. The laser utilizes a wavelength that can not be seen,
but there is a light which you may observe that assists the doctor see exactly what they are doing.
Each laser shot is over in a fraction of a second and you should not feel anything but you may
discover a couple of flashing lights as the laser is fired.Lasik eye surgery
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