Cataract basically occurs when the protein of one’s eye gets build up inside the lens, which prevents light to enter the eye and therefore it causes vision loss. They usually occur because of ageing, or medical conditions that are hypertension, smoking, obesity, diabetes, exposure to any toxic drugs, due to family history, heavy drinking, due to any traumatic injury on the eye. Cataracts cause blurry and cloudy vision, nearsightedness, and the double vision which may eventually lead to partial or complete blindness.
Cataract surgery San Antonio provides the people living in San Antonio with any eye disease in the best way possible. We provide a free consultation as well so you can just be sure of what disease you are going through and get your treatment plans.
Cataract Surgery and its types:
An individual who is hurting from cataract in the eye should get a cataract surgery for long-lasting relief in which the patient’s cloudy eye is restored with IOL. This prevents permanent loss of vision of the patient’s eye and clears the vision. This surgery is less intricate as compared to other ophthalmological methods and it also doesn’t require your stay for overnight at the hospital. Most of the cataracts are related to the ageing process and common among old Americans. Thankfully due to the modern cataract surgeries which is one of the most effective and safest surgical methods are performed today.
Cataract Surgery which is also called Cataract Removal has three types of surgeries that are given below:
- Extracapsular surgery: during this cataract surgery, a medium-sized cut is made on the part of the cornea by the surgeon. The cloudy section inside the lens is taken out of the eye in just one piece. The surgeon then cleans the rest of the lens. This cataract surgery is usually used for mature cataracts when the lens is gone dense.
- Phacoemulsification: this is also known as “little incision surgery”, and is a further advanced form of the extracapsular surgery. After a local anaesthesia, the surgeon on the side of the cornea makes a cut while performing the phacoemulsification surgery. Then a device is sent inside the eye which directs ultrasonic vibrations, that helps in breaking the lens into tiny pieces. The pieces are then taken away by suction from a small incision inside the eye.
- Intracapsular surgery: this is an old way of doing cataract surgery, in which before removing the lens is not split into pieces, but it was taken out in one piece. Which is very rarely used by surgeons today, since this method requires an even larger slit than in extracapsular cataract surgery but it might be required in very special cases that are dislocated lenses or trauma. When the cataract is taken out of the eye, the surgeon normally places a new lens which is an artificial lens known as an intracapsular lens or also IOL. It is as similar as a clear plastic or lens made of silicon especially made to fit perfectly in your eye. It majorly helps you regain your normal vision.
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