The opacification of the normal transparent lens is called cataract. The Latin word “Cataracta” means Waterfall – imagine trying to see through a sheet of falling water or through a frosted or fogged up window.
Eye with Normal Lens
Eye with Cataract
The earliest surgical treatment for cataract began in India and was called couching. In this procedure the sclera is incised and the lens is dislocated backward into the vitreous and displaced out of the optical axis. This procedure was performed for more than 2000 years until mid-eighteenth century. Great progress in cataract surgery has been made in recent years with the introduction of microsurgical instruments, microscope & modern surgical techniques like phacoemulsification
Lens: The lens consists of the
The primary function of the lens is to focus light on the retina, while remaining transparent. This transparency depends on maintenance of structural (anatomic) & functional (physiologic) integrity of its cells.
The lens is 66% water, the least hydrated organ of the body, the remaining bulk is composed mainly of protein. It is devoid of any blood supply and derives its nourishment from the surrounding fluid of the eye i.e. aqueous & vitreous.
It varies from person to person but as a general rule, most cataracts develop slowly over a period of time. A cataract can take months or even years to reach a point where is adversely affects vision.
One may not be aware that a cataract is developing if the size and location of the cloudy areas in the lens are not in the Central pupillary area. As the cataract progresses, there is deterioration of distance and reading vision. One may experience hazy and blurred vision. Double vision may also occur when a cataract is beginning to form.
The eye may also be more sensitive to light and glare, making night driving difficult. There may be a need to change the glass prescription in the early stages which may help temporally. As the Cataract develops, stronger glasses would no longer improve the vision. This can lead to imbalance between the two eyes, which may cause headache. One may also experience Poor night vision, poor depth perception e.g. difficulty in getting downstairs.
With the growing age and multiple times facing the problems of blurred vision, the need of doing an eye check up did arouse. I visited Ojas Eye hospital for the tests and soon I was diagnosed with the eye disease called Cataract. My mind was baffled with questions. Friendly approach of Dr.Dedhia, in Pre and post operations, was truly supporting. The advanced eye correction equipment did ensure the rest. My cataract operation is successful and at present I am blessed with clear vision.
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Dr. Nitin Dedhia is my family's eye specialist since long time. My grandmoms cataract surgery was done by him around 20 years ago. She is still having very good eyesight at 90. I too have have done my lasic around a week ago and now able to see everything without specs. Would like to advice Dr Dedhia Sir for any of your complaints regarding eyes. The all staff are well trained and cooperative. Good infrastructure too. would thank everyone there.
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It was a good experience with Dr Dedia. He is very particular about cleanliness which I liked. The staff too were quick and courteous.I am also impressed with Dr. Hardik who has explained to me in detail. And Greta too is a very efficient receptionist. Thank you all the staff for not keeping me waiting.
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