Cataracts Operation Project
Cataracts are, usually just a normal symptom of the ageing process. In most cases, they affect people who are aged 60 or over. A cataract is a clouding on the lens of the eye, causing blurred vision.
Cataracts tend to develop slowly and in the early stages there may be no symptoms. But as years pass and the cataracts progresses, vision problems become more noticeable.
If left untreated, cataracts can cause progressive loss of vision and even blindness. Fortunately, for the clear majority of people it is a condition that is easily rectified. In fact, it’s one of the most common surgery performed in the world today.
Some of the first signs that indicate that a cataract has developed include:
Poor night time vision
Colours seem less sharp
Seeing halos and star-bursts when looking at bright lights
Cataracts effect many elderly people. The gift of sight is one that many of us in the western world take for granted.
Kasguma General Hospital, Mirpur Pakistan
One of the greatest benefits of cataract surgery is the increased quality of life. Many research studies show that cataract surgery has many lifestyle benefits – for reading, working, driving, playing sport and so on.
In addition, studies show other advantages of cataract surgery include:
- More independence
- Improved self-confidence
- Better mental health
- A reduction in falls
- A greater enjoyment of social activities and passions and hobbies
As you can imagine, improved vision immeasurably enhances overall life satisfaction and enjoyment.