Cataracts

Cataracts

What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts is the clouding of the lens within your eye. This clouding effect can impact your vision in many ways including the following:

  • sensitivity to light
  • blurry or foggy vision
  • difficulty to see at night
  • double vision

If any of the above symptoms are experienced it is recommended to consult your eye care doctor.

What Causes Cataracts?

There are multiple circumstances that can cause cataracts including genetic, injury or having a medical disorder such as diabetes. This eye disorder is more prevalent in adults 40 years of age or older effecting 17% of people in this demographic and is steadily becoming an increasing issue with our ageing population.

How Are Cataracts Treated?

Cataracts are treated using different methods dependent on the severity of individual cases. For instance, initial treatments may consists of vision corrective means such as using glasses and/or contact lenses. However, as the condition worsens the only recommended solution is replacing the effected lens with a clear artificial lens through surgery. There are however some reports that suggest eye drops containing an enzyme called Lanosterol may help clear up the protein build up of the natural lens causing the blurred and cloudy vision.

Below are more comprehensive articles, and reports regarding cataracts and cataract surgery.


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Cataract Surgery Preparation (5 Things to Expect)
Author:Bucky LaFountain
Published:2016-01-29

Now that you have made this decision, you may ask yourself, what is next? What can I expect? How can I properly prepare for this surgery? Don't despair, all of these questions are completely relevant, and the goal of this article is to help better prepare you for your journey towards visual clarity... READ MORE


Could these new eye drops cure cataracts?
Author: NSIKAN AKPAN
Published:2015-07-23

A natural chemical, produced in our bodies, can uncloud cataracts in rabbits and dogs. Can this chemical work on humans? Can it greatly reduce the need for surgery to treat the condition? Why are some scientists skeptical of the findings and what are the next steps towards treating and potentially curing cataracts. READ MORE


Cataracts | 6 Facts to Know
Author:Bucky LaFountain
Published:2015-07-15

One morning you wake up to a blurry version of your bedroom, you rub your eyes to remove any foreign debris in a futile attempt to regain clarity and focus. This is a frightening example of what someone with cataracts may experience during the onset of the initial symptoms. This article will shed some light on cataracts and provide 6 facts regarding them including causes and available treatments. READ MORE


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