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Ophthalmology

Cataracts

What are cataracts?

Cataract is the loss of transparency of the lens that produces a progressive loss of vision.

Usually cataract occurs in the elderly (senile cataract), usually appears after age 65, and affect more than half the population over 85 years.

It can also occur in less frequently in young people (congenital cataract) or be caused by accidents (traumatic cataract).

Symptoms

  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of sharpness of colors
  • Poor night vision
  • Dazzle frequent
  • Feeling of watching fog

How can I fix?

The only effective way to remove a cataract is by ciruriga.

Cataract surgery

The operation is the removal of the opaque crystalline and placement instead of intraocular lens.

No need to wait to lose all vision surgery.

Surgical Techniques

The technique used today is called phacoemulsification which aims to replace the lens opaque artificial lens that allows the patient to recover lost vision.

  • Early intervention and outpatient.
  • No general anesthesia.
  • No stitches.
  • Once the operation, the patient can go home on their own foot and eye uncovered.
  • Very quick visual recovery.

Benefits of Surgery

  • Safe and effective technique
  • Thousands operated
  • Rapid and painless
  • The procedure lasts 10 min. by eye
  • Ambulatory Surgery
  • No general anesthesia
  • No waiting list

FAQ

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Normal eye

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Eye cataract


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Normal vision

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Vision with cataract

Bifocal and multifocal lenses allow a next generation vision without glasses far and middle distances, and occasionally you may need glasses for near vision.

There is a definitive surgery.
The affected lens has been replaced by an intraocular lens can not become opaque and lasts a lifetime.
Although it is possible the secondary posterior capsule opacification (which supports the lens). Some time after cataract surgery is performed, the capsule can become opaque and decreasing clouding vision which proceeds to make a capsulotomy (cleaning the capsule that has become opaque with our YAG laser, which is a painless process, very safe and with immediate results).

We have no waiting list, after consultation and diagnosis, can operate in a few days.

Quite the contrary. In order to use phacoemulsification, which is currently the best technique for removing cataracts, should not be expected to be formed completely. When you have the first symptoms go to the eye doctor and make an appointment for surgery.

If her age is presbyopia, we have the latest technology multifocal lens that is implanted quickly and allows you to see both far and close, and very occasionally you need glasses very small letters (Phonebook, drug leaflets, etc.).


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