Suffering From Cloudy Vision? It Could Be Cataract

Suffering From It Could Be Cataract

Anita’s grandfather says, “My vision has become so blurry. I always feel there is a film of fog in front of my eyes”.

Well, what Anita’s grandfather is experiencing is a cloudy vision and is probably suffering from cataract.

People often get mistaken and wrongly describe their poor vision. Basically, there is a thin line between cloudy and blurred vision and failure to get a cataract checkup.

What is a cloudy vision? How can cataracts cause cloudy vision?

When you have a cloudy vision, it feels like you’re looking at everything through a haze or fog. You may see a film on your eyes that you may almost wipe or blink away. For example, having cloudy or foggy vision feels like looking through smeared glasses or a window on a foggy morning.

A cataract is one of the primary reasons for cloudy vision. The majority of cataracts arise as a result of ageing or injury to the tissue that makes up the eye’s lens. Proteins and fibres in the lens begin to degrade, resulting in blurry or unclear vision. Some inherited genetic abnormalities that cause other health issues can raise your chances of developing cataracts.

What are the symptoms of cataracts?

Cataracts typically begin small and have little effect on your eyesight in the early stages. Although things may appear hazy, you have nothing to be concerned about. Nevertheless, the consequences of cataracts may worsen with time, and you may not be able to see clearly at all unless you get it treated. The world will appear dull, hazy, and foggy.

Typical symptoms could be:

  • Inadequate night vision
  • Cloudy, dull, or hazy vision is not painful.
  • Colours that have faded or yellowed
  • Light and glare sensitivity has increased.
  • You have double vision in one of your eyes.
  • Seeing halo effects
  • Contact lens or eyeglass prescription changes on a regular basis

How can cataracts be treated with surgery?

Cataracts can be treated with a simple surgical procedure. In the process of cataract surgery, the clouded lens of the eye is removed with a sophisticated ultrasonic laser and replaced with a foldable prosthetic lens.

What happens during cataract surgery?

  • Our ophthalmologist may advise you to eat light before cataract surgery.
  • Eye drops will be used to numb your eyes. You will not experience any pain.
  • Then, a camera/scanning gadget is utilised to map the patient’s eye and collect lens information. This data is then transferred to a computer, which instructs the laser to conduct the surgical incisions with robotic precision.
  • Next, a tiny incision is made to remove the damaged lens except for the inner capsule so it can support the new lens.
  • After surgery a protective glasses is placed over your eye. You will be advised to take a 30-minute break before returning home.

What are the types of lenses for cataract surgery?

Monofocal Lens – These are the basic intraocular lenses. Monofocal lenses can focus light rays for either distance or reading, depending on the patient’s needs, but you will need glasses.

Toric Lenses – Patients with astigmatism require specific intraocular lenses. Such patients can opt for Toric lenses. These lenses can be either monofocal or Trifocal.

Aspheric Lenses – These glasses provide good contrast sensitivity and night vision for people with night vision issues.

EDOF Lenses – lenses provide clear vision for Distance and Intermediate vision, But small glasses number for Reading may be required.

Trifocal Lenses – Trifocal lenses provide Clear vision for Distance, intermediate vision (generally an arm’s length) and Near vision. They give you maximum independence from glasses, but are associated with some glare and halos. They are the most Advanced lenses in cataract surgery.

The above lists only a few names of lenses that are common and widely used for cataracts. Every lens has a precise purpose, and only a cataract specialist can suggest the best lens for your cataract surgery.

Selection of lens majorly depends upon factors like-

  • If a person has no issues wearing spectacles even after the surgery or if he wishes to avoid spectacles completely.
  • If a person has a lot of reading work to do
  • If a person doesn’t want to compromise his distant vision at all and many other factors.

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