Cataracts

What is it?

Cataracts are an opacification of the normal eye's crystalline lens. The lens can be opacified in a way that prevents light and images form reaching the retina.

How do I know that I have cataract?

Patients who develop a cataract notice a gradual deterioration of vision, where objects appear blurred, with difficulty reading the newspaper, recognize faces or colors, or difficulty driving at night.

Some people may notice glare with lights at night, particularly when driving a car. Occasionally, some people complain of seeing multiple images. Some patients change their glasses several times, unable to improve his vision. Cataract is painless. It is possible that the disease occurs slowly and painlessly, but can be progressive and requires treatment.

Solutions

The best way to treat cataracts is through surgery which science has now developed, is a very modern surgery called phacoemulsification, which is an 100% outpatient procedure allowing a very rapid recovery.

With surgery we can extract a very opaque lens through a 2.2 mm micro-incision. This incision usually does not require sutures at the end of surgery and are sealed alone, allowing patients to return to their normal activities within a shorter period.

After extraction, a replacement lens is inserted for cataracts and is located in a permanent position.

Most people are surprised when they discover how easy and painless is the cataract surgery generally takes between 20 to 30 minutes and most patients resume their normal activities within 3 days.

Why an Intra-ocular lens?

To achieve optics visual quality is not enough with an effective removal of the cataract but also you must introduce a lens to replace the previous one.

We offer different types of modern Intraocular lenses, all of high technology. The purpose of these is to increase the visual quality after surgery.

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