Diabetes can affect the eye in many ways. Therefore it's critical that the eye is checked once a year. Also, your blood sugar has to be at an acceptable level on the day of surgery otherwise it won't go ahead.
Natural remedies for cataracts have not been proven by science. Everybody is going to get cataracts, but you can slow it down.
Humphrey visual field testing is a critical test for diagnosing and managing glaucoma or other causes of damage to the optic nerve.
A cataract operation takes around 20-25 minutes to do. By the time you come into the hospital, have the pre-operative drops and then recover after the surgery, you are usually in the hospital for around 1-2 hours.
Cataracts can come in different colours and in different sizes. There are 3 common types of cataract but the word cataract refers to any imperfection or discolouration of the human lens.
When you are going to have cataract surgery, you have to decide which type of lens you want to have implanted. Laura Crawley explains the lens options and their benefits.
In the past, a cataract did have to be “ripe” before surgery could be undertaken, but modern cataract surgery can be done at any time, and the decision to go ahead with surgery should be based on how the cataract affects you in your day to day life.
There is a down-side to contact lenses; no matter how good they are letting oxygen and hydration pass through to nourish the eye they are still a foreign body sitting on the surface of the eye, and they can be associated with eye infections, some of which are sight threatening.
Glaucoma drops are highly effective in reducing high eye pressure, but drops can cause eye redness, this can be a bad sign, but it could be easily addressed by prescribing preservative-free drops.
Glaucoma laser treatment effectiveness depends on the severity of the condition. The treatment is to control pressure and reduce chances of losing vision.