The eyes are one of the most important parts of a human’s body. Also, it’s the most vulnerable and delicate part too. Therefore, it is best to know more about our eyes as well certain eye conditions that we can get as we grow old or due to other reasons. One famous eye condition is cataracts of the eye. This might sound a bit like a harmless condition but in reality if things come to worst this can lead to total vision loss.
Cataracts of The Eye Symptoms
The usual symptoms of cataracts of the eye is as it starts to develop there will be the appearance of cloudy spots on the lens of the eye and it will gradually begin to lose its transparency. This will lead to having blurry vision at the end. If not treated at an early stage, the spots will grow bigger and bigger and vision will become greatly affected. If left untreated, ultimately it will lead to complete blindness.
Cataracts of The Eye Causes
There are different causes of cataracts namely:
Yes, stress is the root of almost different sorts of disease or illness including cataracts of the eye. There are a lot of people who live in such a stressful situation. They always running errand, work even in the wee hours in the evening, and seldom will they have to relax and unwind.
2. Imbalanced Diet
Another factor that can cause cataracts of the eye is having an imbalanced diet. Having a poor diet which consists of having low vitamin intake and more on high cholesterol plus carbohydrates will lead to the development of cataracts.
Age is also another reason why a person develops cataracts of the eye. What’s the connection of age to our eyes? Well, it is because as we grow old, the lens that is found inside our eyes becomes weak and weaker as the years pass by. This is the reason why while we’re still young we need to have preventive measures in order to start cataracts from developing.
Cataracts of The Eye Treatments
The known treatment when it comes to cataracts of the eye is getting into surgery. What happens during surgery is that the surgeon will have to cut the spots and then fill up the hole with artificial lens.
Right after surgery, the person can then see with the aid of the artificial lens.
The truth about surgery is that there is a tendency that cataracts will appear again even if treatment has been given. Also, if the cloudy spot is quite small, surgery cannot take place. Only when the spots are big already, this is the only time the surgery might be undertaken.
Another unknown treatment for cataracts of the eye is by the use of medicated eye drops which needs to be used for about 6 months or so. Medication should be done on a regular basis as prescribed in order to achieve positive results.
Why we should undergo the surgery when we can avoid this eye condition?
One good thing you should remember is to give your eyes enough rest when you do some tedious tasks. When you already have done a lot of work already, take a bit time like 10 minutes and simply close your eyes.
Author: Professor Steven Charles Gallant