Treatment for Cataract

A most common cause behind loss of vision among people above 40 years of age, Contaract is characterised by clouded eye lens which is situated behind the iris and the pupil of the eye. Our eye lens within the eye works similar to a camera lens by focusing light on the retina so as to obtain a clear image. It also adusts the Focus of our eye to see objects which are close and far from our Vision. This highly efficient lens is particularly made up of water and proteins, arranged in such a way that it is clear and allows efficient passing of light through it. However,with passing age, these proteins tend to clump together and begin clouding small areas of the lens which eventually grow larger to cloud more part of the lens, making normal vision challenging.

What can cause the clouding of Vision?
While it is a debatable topic on how and why the eye's lens changes as one age to form Cataracts, there are many factors which have been identified as potential casual factors with a certain level of association to its development. Thus, besides an advancing age, cataract can also result from,

  • Frequent exposure to ultraviolet (uv) radiations from sunlight or other sources
  • Lifestyle conditions like obesity, diabetes, hypertension
  • Addictions such as smoking, alcoholism
  • Eye Injuries or any type of Inflammation
  • Certain long term medications
  • Hormone replacement therapies
  • Family History

  • Symptoms to look out The most common symptom of cataract is blurred or cloudy vision along with it you may also experience.
  • Viewing of colours infaded shades
  • Sunlight, lamps, headlights, may tend to appear too bright
  • Appearance of halo around lights
  • Poor and blurred night vision

    As cataract stars getting larger, one may also experience3 double or multiple images in the affected eye. Frequent changes in prescription of eye glasses and contact lenses magnifies, While these are some of the symptoms seen incase of cataract, there might be other eye problems that need an eye care professionals assistance for a reliable confirmation.

    There are types too!
    Though much related to ageing, cataract has different types which are characterised on the basis of its development.

    Secondary Cataract
    Formed after surgeries conducted due to other eye problems, this type can also develop in individuals suffering from diabetes.

    Congenital Cataract
    This type is mostly seen in babies where majority cases are born with it or develop in childhood. Its found to affect the childs eyes, with no considerable effect on vision.

    Traumatic Cataract
    Develops due to eye injuries.

    Radiation Cataract
    Develops due to over exposure to certain radiations.

    When the symptoms start appearing one may
    confuse it with other problems of eye like requirement of improving vision aiding spectacles. Jowever, once cataract is detected, Ayurvedic treatment available at Dr.Rajith. N.R. Vaidyapeetam Ayurveda Chikitsalayam opposite Chittur, Palakkad Quick remedy, Not expensice. In patient treatment not necessary.