Opacification (clouding) of the eyepiece.
The lens is
flexible, transparent globe near the front of the eye that helps focus the vision and filters and refracts light rays.
Cataracts can be formed in one or both eyes. If you are trained in both eyes, his progression in
of them can be very different.
Cataracts are not cancerous.
It affects both sexes, either at birth, in the case of
, or from 60 years in the case of senile.
It is generally cured with surgery.
Some cataracts do not affect vision enough to the need for surgery. While "mature" cataracts (harder against the lens becomes, the easier it is to extract) you'll have to
frequently to improve vision and prevent the strong illuminations through sunglasses.
Loss of vision.
Postoperative complications, including perforation of the eye.
Women of reproductive age should be vaccinated against
if they have not had or have been immunized earlier.
The use of cortisone drugs or any other likely to affect the crystal must be carefully monitored by
that might cause cataracts, such as
, should be dealt with swiftly. The study of perinatal
deficits (programs for early detection of metabulopatías) can help prevent complications, such as galactosaemia.
Diagnosis and Treatment.
History and physical examination by
To specify the degree of opacification and the size of the lens (for sobstitución by
lens) the ophthalmologist will perform tests with special instruments, which are not painful.
The treatment is surgical.
Depending on the opportunities and requirements of
particular case, can be removed and replace its
, or extract and put in place in an artificial lens ("IOL"; intraocular lens)
Following the operation carried the eye capped
After surgery, it may be necessary to bring
Your eye can prescribe some painkillers for the discomfort after the operation.
do not drive at night if you do not look good.
It is not necessary, except in the case of suffering from galactosaemia, because then it must avoid foods with the sugar.
Exposure to any one of the reasons explained in the preceding paragraphs.
Signs and symptoms.
Blurred vision that worsens with bright light.
Begin to notice the veiled eyes when driving at night when the lights appear to disperse or halos.
Double vision (sometimes)
Only in advanced stages, girls in the eyes opaque, milk.
Inflammations such as
Some medications such as cortisone.
Exposure to X - ray or microwave
infrarojas like welding without protection)
reasons, including the effect of
on the fetus of
who contracted the
defect in the metabolism of sugars.