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Cataract: what are the symptoms, how is the operation performed and what are the results?

Cataract: what are the symptoms, how is the operation performed and what are the results?

In mature age, one of the most frequent problems (from around 60 to 75 years of age) is the loss of sharpness of vision due to cataracts. Sometimes it seems that depending on the day the vision is more blurred, driving at night you have the sensation that there are halos around the lights and you are easily dazzled, and the colors appear faded.


But what exactly is a cataract?


It is the process by which the transparency of the lens is progressively lost which in turn, over time, becomes opaque resulting in the aforementioned vision disorders. If initially this disorder is approached with the insertion of lenses, its actual correction requires a surgical operation in which, through a very small incision, the "lens" that has become opaque is replaced with a transparent one, the so-called artificial crystalline lens. . Post-operative recovery is rapid and good vision is already achieved on the same day or the day after surgery.


Replacing the lens alone does not eliminate previous vision defects, so it will be necessary to continue wearing glasses, unless the new generation of artificial lenses are used which will also correct vision defects.

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