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Causes, Kinds and Treatment of Cataracts                                            Nowadays, Cataracts have become more c...
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Causes, kinds and treatment of cataracts

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When cataract eye drops develop there are no other associated symptoms like; redness, swelling, pain or irritation. Cataracts can’t be passed from person to person nor one eye to another; although in most cases cataracts will start to develop in one eye before the other one.

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Causes, kinds and treatment of cataracts

  1. 1. Causes, Kinds and Treatment of Cataracts Nowadays, Cataracts have become more common in old people. The condition hampers the vision and day to day activity. So, in order to know what cataracts are, it is most essential to know the common symptoms and conditions of the eye which lead to the problem of cataracts. General Meaning of Cataract Cataract is a condition of the eye in which the interior lens of eye becomes cloudy. These lenses are usually clear but get cloudy and opaque as the cataracts develop and mature. The vision through an eye with cataract is usually frosty and hazy; like looking out at the world through a frosted pane of glass.This is caused by a decrease in the lens’s ability to let light pass through it which causes a declinein the person’s vision as everything then appears unclear. When cataract eye drops developthere are no other associated symptoms like; redness, swelling, pain or irritation. Cataracts can’tbe passed from person to person nor one eye to another; although in most cases cataracts willstart to develop in one eye before the other one.People affected by CataractsAfter understanding “what are cataracts”, it is essential to know which people are most oftenaffected by this eye condition. The people who are most commonly affected by cataracts are agedpeople, and this condition is generally referred to as senile cataracts. Fifty-percent of peoplearound the age of eighty and above are the most affected. The main causes of cataracts include;oxidative stress damage by over exposure to sunlight, injury, inborn congenital cataracts, the useof certain types of drugs (especially steroidal) and diabetes.Kinds of CataractsWhat are cataracts - As cataracts affect several different areas of the lens of the eye specialist orophthalmologist will generally give an eye examination in order to determine the area of lensaffected by cataracts.1) One type of cataract usually forms on the edges of the lens and grows like a pattern ofspokes (the same as in a bicycle wheel). This type of cataract is referred to as cortical cataracts.The usual symptoms are the appearance of a halo or ring around lights and increased glaresensitivity to bright lights which is especially noticeable when driving at night with oncomingheadlights coming into one’s eyes, or when the sun is very low in the sky.2) Another type of cataract is when the central part of the lens of the eye turns a yellowish-browncolour and the lens become hard; this condition is called as nuclear cataracts. Blurred vision is themost common symptom of this kind of cataracts. 3) In another kind of cataract occurs in the granular cells between the eye capsule and the back ofthe lens and this type of cataracts is referred to as a posterior sub-capsular cataract. The
  2. 2. symptoms include blurred vision and experiencing halos around lights. This condition is quitecommon in young people.Many people experience a combination of the above cataracts and this is then referred to as amixed cataract.Treatment of CataractsUnderstanding what are cataracts and their treatment is important to avoid a complete loss ofvision. Cataract surgery has previously been the only way to effectively treat cataracts. The eyesurgeon removes the eye’s natural lens and replaces it with a new artificial lens. Thanks tomodern medical advancements, there are now available special N-Acetyl-Carnosine (NAC) eyedrops which go to work and dissolve the cataracts and restore the eye’s own natural lens back tofull clarity once again. These bright eyes drops should be applied hourly throughout the day andimmediately go to work reversing the cross-linking of proteins in the lens of the eye which causesthe cataract to develop in the first place. Thus then as the lens returns back to full clarity onceagain normal vision is restored.

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