Cataract surgery is the only remedy for cataract. However, there are various cataract treatment options for its early stages.
• Corrective eyeglasses for near and/or distant vision.
• Other low vision aids.
• Stronger lighting.
Cataract is a progressive disorder however it doesn’t have a constant rate of development. Moreover, cataract progression is very individual – the disease develops faster in some people and slower in others. There are also cases when cataract develops to a certain stage and than stops. The exact type of cataract treatment depends on the type of cataract, its stage of development and the effect it has on vision. Usually, people have plenty of time to decide on the best cataract treatment and urgent cataract surgery is required very rarely.
When cataract causes significant vision impairment (20/40 or worse vision) or when daily activities become difficult due to cataract symptoms, a surgery is needed. There are various cataract surgeries and the exact type of surgery that one may undergo depends on their specific needs and vision requirements.
Usually, a cataract surgery is performed under local anesthesia. A cataract surgery procedure involves removal of the cataract affected clouded lens and implantation of a new artificial lens. The new lens may or may not include prescription for near and/or distant vision correction.
lens implantation, corrective eyeglasses, vision correction