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Frequently asked questions about Cataract

What age do cataracts usually start?

Age-related cataracts may initiate between 40 and 50 years old.

What is the main cause of cataract?

Most cataracts develop when aging or injury changes the tissue that makes up the eye's lens. That is when normal proteins in the lens start to break down. This is what causes the lens to get cloudy. Some inherited genetic disorders that cause other health problems can increase your risk of cataracts.

At what stage should cataracts be removed?

You mostly need surgery when blurry vision and other symptoms of a cataract start to interfere with daily activities like reading or driving. There is no drug or eye drop to prevent or treat cataracts. To remove them is the only treatment.

What should I do if my child has cataracts?

The only treatment for cataracts is surgery to remove them. If your child's cataract is small and doesn't affect their vision, it may not need to be removed. If it does affect their eyesight, it should be removed as soon as possible.

Why is a congenital cataract urgent?

Congenital cataract constitutes an emergency. The brain learns to see with the macula (the center of the retina where 20/20 vision is possible) most rapidly during the first 3 to 4 months of life. If vision is severely limited during this critical period of visual development, it cannot be restored completely.

Can cataracts be cured without surgery?

At present, there's no way to get rid of cataracts without cataract surgery.

How long does cataract surgery last?
Cataract surgery takes 10 to 20 minutes to complete, depending on the severity of the condition.
What is pediatric cataract?

Pediatric cataract is a leading cause of childhood blindness. Untreated cataracts in children lead to tremendous social, economical, and emotional burden to the child, family, and society. Blindness related to pediatric cataract can be treated with early identification and appropriate management.

What is the recovery time post cataract surgery?

Some patients see well just a few days after cataract surgery but generally full healing can take up to three months.

How does cataract look like?

Clouded, Spotty, and Double Vision.

Can I drive after my cataract operation?

Most patients are able to resume driving 24 hours after cataract surgery. However, this completely depends on the individual patient.

How can be a cataract diagnosed?
By doing a comprehensive eye examination, an ophthalmologist can diagnose a cataract and monitor its development.
Is cataract surgery painful?

Cataract surgery is not painful. While patients are awake during surgery, there is little or no discomfort involved. A mild sedative may be administered before the surgery, which calms the nerves, and eye drops are used to numb the eye.

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