If you surely wanted to get rid of your cataract then the only one sure and successful way to do it is to remove or extract it surgically and the lens is also required to be replaced by a artificial clear new one.
There are two main types of cataract removal procedure.
1. Extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE):
The extracapsular cataract eye surgery procedure involves the removal of the lens, leaving the capsule in place. This provides added support and improves the healing ability of the eye. The most commonly performed type of extracapsular cataract surgery in the United States is phacoemulsification (pacho).
The large majority of cataract surgeries are performed using the phacoemulsification technique.
An ultrasound probe breaks the cloudy lens into tiny fragments. The fragments are vacuumed out through a tiny incision. An intraocular lens implant is inserted to replace the natural lens that was removed. Because the incision is tiny, stitches are often not necessary and visual improvement is usually noted relatively soon after surgery.
2. Intracapsular cataract extraction (ICCE):
Intracapsular cataract eye surgery involves the removal of the entire lens, including the capsule. The cataract is removed as one entire piece.
This requires a larger incision and stitches. An intraocular lens implant is inserted to replace the natural lens that was removed. Recovery is usually slower, due to the larger incision. The stitches sometimes need to be removed, which is usually done in the office.
This is a less frequently performed type of cataract surgery procedure due to increased complications associated with it, including heightened risks of retinal detachment and swelling.
A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens that leads to decreased vision. It gets progressively worse over time.
Replacement of lens
Presently Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are used to replace the natural lens within the lens capsule. They are inserted through a small incision and unfolded inside the eye. Approximately 90 percent of cataract surgery patients are fitted with IOL
The lens of the eye is made of mostly water and protein. The protein is arranged in a way that keeps the lens clear and lets light pass through it. A cataract forms when some of the protein clumps together and starts to cloud an area of the lens. A cataract won't spread from one eye to the other, although most people develop cataracts in both eyes at a similar times.
The surgery usually painless and lasts less than an hour. Most times, just one eye is done. If both eyes need it, your surgeon may recommend waiting 1 to 2 months before having cataract surgery on the other eye.
Cataracts usually do not harm your eye, so you can schedule your surgery when it is convenient for you.
The outcome of cataract surgery is usually excellent. The operation has low risk, the pain is minimal, and recovery time is short. Sight improves for most people. You will probably able to return home after surgery and then have a follow-up exam with your doctor the next day.
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