Cataract

Cataract.

Cataract can only be treated by cataract surgery. Prof. Findl is known worldwide for his expertise in cataract and cataract surgery.

FAQs on cataract:

  • What is a cataract?
    • A cataract is a progressive clouding of the eye's originally clear lens. Patients suffering from cataract ususally describe the condition as being similar to looking through a mist, with gradual blurring or dimming of vision over time. Also, you may be troubled by bothersome glare.
  • What causes cataracts?
    • There are different causes for cataract. The most common cause is age related and is due the altered metabolism of the lens. This form of cataract is called age-related cataract. Most commonly, it occurs after the age of 60. In that case, it is not considered to be a disease and therefore is not dangerous.
  • What does cataract men?
    • Because of the similarity of a cataract in the eye to falling water, which also appears white and non transparent to the observer, the word cataract is derived from the greek word 'katarakt', meaning waterfall.
  • What are the symptoms of cataracts?
    • The most common symptoms are blurred vision, glare, increased sensitivity to light, fading colours - everything looks "grey in grey", or increasing shortsightedness - "I used to be farsighted, now I am shortsighted and I can read without glasses". If elderly patients require frequent changes in spectacle prescription, a beginning cataract may be the reason.The most common symptoms are blurred vision, glare, increased sensitivity to light, fading colours - everything looks "grey in grey", or increasing shortsightedness , - "I used to be farsighted, now I am shortsighted and I can read without glasses". If elderly patients require frequent changes in spectacle prescription, a beginning cataract may be the reason.
  • How is cataract treated?
    • Currently, cataract surgery is the only way to treat cataract. The procedure is pain free, bares a low risk of complications and results in a considerable improvement in visual function.
  • Details concerning planning and procedure of cataract surgery Cataract Surgery

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