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What is Cataract ? How is it treated?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to a decrease in vision. It can affect one or both eyes. Often it develops slowly. Symptoms may include faded colors, blurry vision, halos around light, trouble with bright lights, and trouble seeing at night. This may result in trouble driving, reading, or recognizing faces.

Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but may also occur due to trauma, radiation exposure, be present from birth, or occur following eye surgery for other problems. Diagnosis is by an eye examination.

Surgery is the only way to treat Cataract. There are various types of surgical procedures available today. Phacoemulsification or Phaco as it is commonly called is the most popular method of cataract removal. For more details, kindly contact an Ophthalmologist.

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