Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery

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What is Cataract?

Cataract, also known as the curtain or axle in colloquial language, is the deterioration and clouding of the optic lens. Cataract, also known as old age disease, is a type of eye disorder that seriously affects the quality of life as well as eye health.

If the lens starts to blur, the passage of the rays will be prevented and the vision may be impaired. Blurred vision should be treated when it reaches a certain level.

Since cataracts usually develop slowly, initially changes in vision may not be noticed. However, as it progresses, blurred, cloudy vision occurs. It can be in one eye or both eyes. The physician is consulted with complaints such as gradual decrease in vision, sensitivity to light, glare, double vision, difficulty in reading, deterioration in night vision, fading or yellowing in colors, frequent changes in the number of glasses.

Who has cataracts most?
Infants, diabetics, patients who have been subjected to physical impact to the eye or who use cortisone drugs for a long time may have cataracts.

What is Cataract Surgery?

  • It is not possible to treat cataracts with medication or glasses. The only treatment for cataracts is surgery. As the cataract progresses, it begins to disturb the patient's life by significantly reducing vision. The technology used for cataract surgery and the quality of the lens placed in the eye determine the success of the surgery and most importantly, the patient's vision quality.
  • Cataract Surgery is performed with eye drops and sedation in the arm. The operation takes about 15-20 minutes. It is performed painlessly and without anesthesia, and the patient can return home the same day.
  • In the operation, first entrance incisions are made, then the cataract lens is broken up with FAKO and an artificial lens is placed in the eye. If Femtosecond laser will be used during the procedure, incisions in the eye and softening of the lens are applied with Femtosecond laser.
  • What to Consider Before Cataract Surgery?

    Please continue to use your usual medication and eye drops before the operation. However, please inform your ophthalmologist about this issue.

    In cataract cases who have waited too long and are decided to be late for surgery, the operation may take a little longer because the cataract lens becomes too hard.

    When cataracts progress too far, there is a possibility of permanent damage to the eye, including diseases such as glaucoma, falling or displacement of the lens into the eye, and uveitis. In this case, even if the patient has no complaints, surgery is essential. In the late period, the main goal of laser cataract surgery with increased vision is to prevent excessive permanent damage to the eye.

    Causes of Cataract Formation?

    Cataracts usually occur due to age. As the age progresses, our lens loses its flexibility and becomes thicker. However, it may occur for different reasons in "5% of patients.

    It can be seen in newborn babies and with various metabolic diseases. (Congenital-Congenital Cataract)

    It can occur in diabetic patients, It may occur after intraocular inflammations (Glaucoma, Uveitis), It may occur after long-term cortisone drug use, As a result of excessive exposure to X-ray or sunlight (ultraviolet), Smoking, Genetic factors, C Vitamin deficiency, Obesity, Hypertension, Previous intraocular operations: Glaucoma (Eye Pressure), after retinal operations, it can be seen at an earlier age.

    What Should Be Considered After Cataract Surgery?

  • Must regularly use and not neglect the eye drops prescribed after surgery. Hands should be washed before using drops.
  • After cataract surgery, the patient should be fed light food.
  • Heavy loads should not be lifted for 1 week after the operation.
  • The eyes should not be rubbed for the first week and the dirty and foamy water flowing from the hair should not touch the eyes while washing the hair.
  • After Cataract Surgery, no pressure should be applied to the eye and it should be protected from impacts.
  • In addition, if there is severe pain and burrs in the eye in the first week, an ophthalmologist should be consulted immediately. Because in this way, pain and burring are caused by germs in the eye.
  • What Happens After Cataract Surgery?

    If other parts of the eye are healthy after surgery, full vision is expected. Full vision can be provided with or without glasses. If lenses are worn inside the eye, the expectation is generally 80-90% without glasses.

    Are There Risks of Cataract Surgery?

    Like any eye surgery, cataract surgery carries a risk. However, despite carrying such risks, the success rate in surgeries is very high. With today's technologies, cataract surgery methods have been developed and are performed with micro incisions without stitching.

    After cataract surgery, the patient can return to his daily life quickly. Cataract surgery, performed by specialist physicians, is very important for successful cataract surgery and correction of eye defects.

    Note: The information contained in the contents is not for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes!