Is there a treatment for cataracts other than surgery?

Some eye diseases directly affect the quality of vision and increase in severity over time. Cataract is one of these eye diseases. In cataracts, the person continues to lose vision over time. In the later stages, vision may be completely blocked. Yes, this disease is a progressive disease and its effects are serious. So what is the treatment for this disease? Is surgery the only option for cataract?

Is there a cataract treatment without surgery?

To answer this question, we first need to talk in detail about what the disease is. Cataract is an eye disease in which the lens of the eye is affected.

The lens of the eye is the part at the back of the eye that plays an important role in vision by focusing the incoming light. In cataracts, the lens, which should be transparent, begins to blur and lose its transparency over time.

In the final stage, the lens becomes completely opaque and vision is blocked. Thus, the patient becomes blind due to cataract.

Let’s answer our question. It is not possible to remove the dullness caused by the deterioration of the lens of the eye. In order for the person to regain his/her vision, the dulled lens must be removed and replaced with an artificial lens to refocus the light correctly.

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This means that surgery is essential for cataract treatment. At least this is the case with the technologies currently available.

Not all stages of the disease will require surgery right away. Depending on the progression and the individual’s condition, your doctor may set a timetable for surgery. In most cases, when there is more than a certain level of loss of vision, the surgical intervention phase is initiated.

Here, it is important that the artificial lens, which is tailored to the condition of the patient’s eye, is correctly placed in the eye. In other words, the experience of the doctor and the type of material to be selected are the most important factors in determining the quality of your vision for the postoperative period.

Assoc. Prof. Aylin Kılıç

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