How to Manage When You Have Early Cataract?

How to Manage When You Have Early Cataract?

When your eye doctor says you have cataracts, you may get a bit worried. But one should not be alarmed. A cataract is an age-related change in the eyes that is bound to happen as one gets older. One may be able to prolong or delay cataract surgery in the initial stages but when it interferes with daily activities, one must go ahead with cataract surgery.

In the early stages, one might notice a slight reduction in vision, but it may not be affecting daily activities. In some cases, the lens simply becomes thick and causes nearsightedness, instead of becoming opaque. This is called ‘second sight of the aged’. Some mistake this as a good sign, but the fact that one can see near objects better means the cataract is progressing.

In the early stages, one can ask the doctor for
  • new glasses or contact lens prescriptions. New glasses will help one to see better.
  • Increasing the brightness of the room or using lamps when reading can help one to see better.
  • The light should be directed at the object of interest or at the book that one is reading.
  • For reading one can use magnifying lens
Contrast in colors can also help one to see better.

But if you do a lot of near work, such as a jeweler, architect, or dentist you may need earlier surgery. Some may delay cataract surgery for years which may not be a good idea. When the cataract becomes very hard, or mature, the lens bag weakens, and surgery may not be successful. Hence one must not delay cataract surgery if needed.

Dr. Ramesh Murthy at AXIS EYE CLINIC has more than 20 years of experience and has trained at the best eye institutes in India and abroad. His vast experience helps him in tackling the most complex cases with ease. He has a pleasant demeanour and is frank and honest in revealing to the patients beforehand what to expect and what the result will be. He is positive, friendly, and always has a determination to do the best for the patient.

Dr. Ramesh Murthy is a renowned eye surgeon and one of the best cataract surgeons in Pune, well-known for his excellent results. He is considered among the best eye specialists in Pune. He is also among the best oculoplasty and best squint surgeons in the city of Pune. He is available at Axis Eye Clinic, Pune which is among the best eye clinics in Pune. The staff at Axis Eye Clinic are well versed with Mediclaim and insurance procedures and are always there to help you. Axis Eye Clinic is empanelled for cashless eye surgery with all insurance companies and has facilities for Bajaj Finance.

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