HOW DO WE SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF CATARACTS?
The best alternative is surgery which involves removal of the crystalline lens that is opaque and replaced it by an intraocular lens (artificial lens) placed on the same site as the original lens, restoring the lost vision as a result of cataracts.
The patient is the one that make the decision of when to have the surgery. So the first thing we need to know is whether the vision loss is due to cataracts, and that any decrease in vision in an elderly person is caused by cataracts and is affecting the quality of life of the person, keeping the patient from doing normal activities. In this case you should consider surgery. Therefore the correct diagnosis by an ophthalmologist is the priority.
WHAT EXACTLY IS A CATARACT SURGERY?
One of the safest and most successful procedures performs today.
For patients, cataract surgery is generally a simple; outpatient procedure with a very little discomfort, only requires a few minutes and uses a topical anesthetic.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER SURGERY?
Eye drops may be prescribed to prevent infection and help your eye heal.
Everyone heals differently, but most patients see well enough to return to most of their routines a few days after surgery.