One condition that affects vision is cataract, which is very common among the elderly.
With your eyes, you get to see things, you get to distinguish many colors and shapes even in the dimmest light. Still, things can go awry when your eyes happen to malfunction for whatever reason.
Imagine yourself out in the open, with the surrounding lights too bright and glaring for your eyes to bear whilst the colors are not as bright as they should be.
This is an example of problems faced by people with cataracts every day. Unfortunately, this is only an early symptom of cataract, which if untreated can get worse, and eventually result in the tragic loss of vision and function of the eyes.
A cataract may not be fatal but it is detrimental to eyesight. Insidiously, cataracts arise many different problems for the patients. Some of the problems faced include:
1. Cloudy Vision
Cloudy vision is the most common problem faced by cataract patients. The clouding at the eye lens causes the images to fail to land properly at the retina. Although blurry vision can be overcome by using glasses, it may continue to worsen over time.
2. Yellowish Vision
A yellowish tinge that covers other colors is one of the common symptoms of cataract due to the clumps of protein. Although the symptom may not occur at a regular interval at the beginning, if left untreated for a long time patients will start to gradually see a yellow tint on every image. In the long run, it reduces the ability of them to distinguish colors.
3. Double Vision
Due to the clouding at the eye lens, diffraction may cause a single object to appear multiple either in a single eye or both eyes. This is also called diplopia. Having diplopia means it is painful to move the eyes, with pain around the eyes and having droopy eyelids.
4. Poor Night Vision
When patients’ eyes are exposed to light in a dark environment, the lights could be too glaring for the eyes. This is due to the diffraction caused by the clouding and caused a halo to appear around the light sources. Similar to astigmatism, any glaring light can impede one’s vision to see clearly.
This causes one to have a bad vision at night, causing routine activities such as driving to be difficult and potentially dangerous.
Diffractions cause difficulties for the eyes to receive lights and images. Such difficulties precipitate pressure and tension in the eyes which leads to headaches. Eventually, headaches are a common problem faced by cataract patients.
6. Frequent Change in Optical Power
A key symptom of cataract is the frequent change of optical power. As the optical power often increases, the spectacles also need to be changed frequently which is an intricate situation for those who need glasses for visual aid. Not to mention the additional costs that will be incurred for the lenses to be changed.
Fortunately, cataract is curable. At the early stage of cataract, any visual aid like glasses is enough to improve vision. Surgical procedures are always the best and most essential options, though. The procedure removes the clouded lens and replaces it with artificial ones.
That’s why having cataract surgery is the best and only way to go about it. Our doctors are experts when it comes to cataracts. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 7-368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517.