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Monday, March 17, 2014

Cataracts








Normal

Abnormal
  • The lense of the eye is normally clear. When it becomes clouded over by thickened tissue, usually in old age, it is called a cataract.


  • Slowly blurring vision over months or years


  • Old age -- causes most cases
  • Intrauterine infections
  • Genetic disease
  • Corticosteroid medications
  • Eye trauma
  • Diabetes
  • Uveitis (an eye disease)
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Heavy alcohol Consumption


  • Ophthalmoscope (eye exam)
  • Hand held illuminator
  • Slitlamp


  • Surgical cataract removal with lens replacement


  • Chronic Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Uveitis

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