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Cataract

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Signs and Symptoms of cataract

  • Generally painless, slowly progressing condition
  • Blurring and haziness of vision
  • Sensitive to light
  • Halos around lights
  • Rapidly increasing power of spectacles
  • There might be double vision, yellowing or fading of colour vision and difficulty in seeing at night

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Dos and do nots

  • Protect your eyes for UV light by wearing sunglasses
  • Regular check ups, if you have diabetes and other members in the family are also affected or are more than 60 years; see your doctor more often, at least once in two years get comprehensive eye check up done
  • Eat nutritious food
  • Avoid smoking as much as you can
  • Protect you eye from injury

Medical advice

  • Surgery will be required once the impaired vision interferes with the routine work
  • One eye to be operated at a time
  • Operation for cataract is highly successful with only 2% serious complication

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Surgical Intervention

Surgery will be required once the impaired vision interferes with the routine work One eye is generally operated at a time Operation for cataract is highly successful with only 2% serious complication.

Written by: healthplus24.com team

Date last updated: March 21, 2015