Cataract is identical with eye disorders in the elderly. It turned out that cataracts can not be prevented despite taking antioxidants or vitamin because it involves one of the aging process. Recognize early symptoms to be treated immediately.
“Cataracts can not be prevented because part of the aging process, including antioxidants can not prevent cataracts,” says Dr. Sanduk ruit in event media briefing with Dr. ruit at Four Season Hotel, Jakarta, Tuesday (10/01/2012).
Dr. ruit who are experts in cataract surgery with small incision surgery technique is said many people who do not know if the cataract itself can actually be treated, if it is still early cataracts can be scraped or given certain drugs and unnecessary surgery.
“Until now we do not know what the right solution to prevent cataracts,” said the doctor who became Medical Director at the Institute for Ophtalmology Tilganga Kathmandu, Nepal.
Dr. ruit explained there are some conditions that make a person more susceptible to cataracts as much exposed to sunlight, stay in the highlands as well as people working in hot areas.
Cataract is an eye disorder that occurs in the lens that be blurred or blurry vision and become the most common cause of blindness. Most people have not experienced blindness but only blurred vision, but there also had to total blindness.
For that recognize the symptoms or signs that emerged from the cataract so that it can be treated without surgery, symptoms include:
1. Blurred vision or dim
2. Increasing trouble seeing at night
3. Sensitive to light and glare
4. Frequent changes in prescription glasses or contact lenses
5. Colors that eyeball becomes cloudy or yellowing
6. The existence of double vision in one eye
Initially turbidity caused by the cataract affects only a small portion of the lens of the eye so sometimes people do not realize the vision problems that occur.
But along with the growing magnitude of cataract, the turbidity affects light passing through the lens, if left untreated will lead to blindness.
If it is severe then the only way to treat cataracts is with surgery and replace the lens in the eye with a clear. If true then the usual cataract operation does not appear anymore.