What is a cataract?
The cataract, which is known as lılık old age disease arasında and is called perde curtain to the eye arasında among the people, is a condition that affects eye health and quality of life. A cataract is a disease that results in decreased vision due to the opacity of the lens behind the pupil, which loses its transparency and dulls. The dulling of the eyepiece causes the person to see as if looking through a misted glass. Cataract occurs at a rate of 90% depending on age. Although less common, trauma, some systemic diseases, eye infections and the use of certain medications such as cortisone may also cause cataracts.
What are the symptoms of cataracts?
Consult your ophthalmologist immediately if you have the following symptoms and complaints:
Gradually decreased vision
Shapely and blurred vision
Fading or yellowing of colors
Distortion in night vision
Frequent change of glasses number
Loss of sense of depth
Eye fatigue and headache
Sensitivity to light (glare)
How is cataract treated?
There is no medication treatment for cataract, and the only treatment is surgery. Surgical intervention is planned for each person diagnosed with cataract. The sooner the cataract is diagnosed and the sooner the operation is performed, the greater the chance of success of the surgery. The operations of hardened and mature cataracts may be more difficult and the healing process may be longer than others.
Phacoemulsion (FAKO): The preferred surgical method in the treatment of cataract is phacoemulsion known as FAKO. FAKO surgery is a surgical procedure that does not require suture in contrast to classical operations and is also known as “laser or seamless operation arasında among the people. In the pre-operative examination; the transparency of the cornea, the structure of the cataract, the position of the lens, the pupil's width and the status of the retina are examined in detail and the operation is planned in the light of the data obtained.
The stages of the FAKO operation implemented through a special device are as follows:
a. Removal of cataract lens
The cornea, the transparent layer on the outermost eye, makes a surgical incision smaller than 3 mm. The cataract lens is reached and absorbed by liquefaction with a device emitting ultrasound waves.
b. Intraocular lens placement
The cataract lens is replaced with a new artificial lens that is foldable. The lens is normalized by body temperature after being inserted into the eye through a previously used 3mm surgical incision.
* For informational purposes only, consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment