What Are The Approaches To Treating Cataracts?

Mr Glenn Carp – “The only way of improving the vision if one has a visually significant cataract is to replace the lens.  A small incision can be made at the edge of the cornea and instruments inserted into the eye to remove the cloudy central portion of the lens and this can be replaced by an artificial lens, which sits in the same position.  Calculations are done beforehand to determine the correct strength of the lens to be placed into the eye, so that the patient will hopefully minimize the need for glasses after the treatment.”

Treating Cataracts Explained Further…

In the early stages, the effect of cataracts can be minimised using strong glasses, but cataract surgery will be necessary soon. As cataracts cause the lens to loose its clarity the only option is to replace it using a technique known as Intra-ocular Lens where an artificial replacement is used.

Without intervention, a sufferer from cataracts will eventually find that their eyesight will deteriorate so severely that even the strongest aids will not help. Cataract surgery is often the only alternative to loss of sight.


Mr Glenn Carp discusses the approaches to treating cataracts.

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