Cataract and Quality of Life

Cataract and Quality of Life

Cataracts develop naturally with age. They are characterized by clouding of the natural lens in our eye and this reduces the brightness of the image reaching the retina and makes our vision blurred. Initially, there is difficulty in driving at night as this creates a halo effect or glare around the headlights of the coming vehicles. This makes one feel very unsafe and uncomfortable while driving at night.

Eventually, cataracts decrease vision and the activities that one enjoys doing like playing games, reading, and watching television are hampered. Cataracts start to affect daily life due to diminished vision. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries on the human body. The longer one waits to have the cataract removed, the higher the chance of surgery complications. If left untreated one eventually becomes legally blind. It is best to get operated when one feels that there is a hindrance in performing daily activities. One should not wait for a long time as advanced cataracts become hard and the surgery becomes more complex.

Cataract surgery is performed by the modern technique of phacoemulsification and this advanced technique can be performed in a painless and fast manner with excellent results and fast recovery. Most of the time it is performed as a small incision, sutureless, no-injection surgery under topical anesthesia. Once the eye recovers the patient gains the ability to see clearly and with advanced lenses like multifocal lenses one can manage to see both near and distance clearly with freedom from spectacles. Overall modern cataract surgery is one of the safest and most successful surgeries on the human body.

Dr. Ramesh Murthy is one of the best eye specialists in Pune and one of the best cataract surgeons in Pune. He is available at axis eye clinic which is among the best eye clinics in Pune.

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