A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are due to aging. They are very common in older people. The most usual symptoms of cataracts are blurry vision, glare, difficulty reading small print and frequent change in spectacle prescription.
Symptomatic cataracts are treated by 'keyhole' surgery using ultrasonic energy (phacoemulsification). The cloudy natural lens is replaced with a synthetic implant. There are different types of synthetic implants, the most common type being monofocal, which means it will correct your eyesight for either distant or near objects.
Cataract surgery is carried out as a daycare so you will not need to stay overnight in hospital and with a local anaesthetic so you will be awake during the surgery. The actual operation takes an average of 8-10 minutes.
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Macular degeneration is a condition that affects the retina. This is the light sensitive layer at the back of the eye.
It is the commonest cause of sight loss in the elderly. It may be dry or wet. In the early stage of wet macular degeneration 'straight lines may appear crooked' or there may be a 'blob' in your vision.
Wet macular degeneration is treated with a course of injections into the eye.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic eye disease is a sight threatening complication of diabetes. It usually affects the working population. It causes leakage from the small blood vessels in the eye, swelling, poor circulation and growth of abnormal blood vessels in the eye. In the early stages it if often unnoticed or picked up during a routine eye test. Regular eye checks are important even if the eyesight feels normal.
Diabetic eye disease is treated with either a course of injections into the eye or retinal laser treatment. Surgery maybe required in severe cases.
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