Cataracts, an insidious disease that is believed to be a disease of old age but can be seen at a young age or even congenital contrary to popular belief, threatens eye health. Factors such as falls, bumps, trauma can trigger the onset of this eye disease, which causes complaints such as a blurred image in the eyes or the feeling of looking through a dirty glass. Diabetes, obesity, and long-term use of cortisone drugs can also cause cataracts.
The insidious disease that threatens the health of the eye can only be treated with surgical intervention. If not treated early, it can cause a lazy eye and even a lot of discomfort in the future.
At Yozgat City Hospital, cataract surgeries are still performed seamlessly with state-of-the-art Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery Devices. Thanks to the device, 200 cataract operations per month are performed in a safer and shorter time.
The only treatment for cataracts is surgery
Yozgat City Hospital Ophthalmology Physician Op. Dr Fevzi Çelik said: “Cataracts are one of the most common eye diseases requiring surgery. It may be congenital or it may develop later in life as a result of stroke, diabetes, metabolic syndromes and patient conditions. Age-related cataracts are mainly seen above the age of 55-60. That is why we perform surgical procedures. The only treatment for cataracts is surgery. We take the cataract, opaque lens and replace it with a transparent artificial lens, this is how the operation is performed.
The main symptom is decreased vision.
Speaking about the symptoms of cataracts, Çelik said: “Patients see blurry, they feel blinded by the light, but the most common symptom is that they see smoke as if they were looking through a foggy window, as if they were looking through a foggy window. foggy glass. The most obvious symptom is decreased vision. This can happen gradually over time, or it can develop suddenly. There are some types of cataracts. Depending on the type of cataract, the symptoms can also vary.
We perform 200 cataract operations per month
Çelik pointed out that patients come from out of town for cataract surgery and said, “Of course we serve all our patients from both the surrounding provinces and Yozgat. We used to work with one device. While working with one device, we performed about 10 operations. We recently bought a very good device for our hospital. Currently, we can perform about 24-25 operations per day with 2 devices. In other words, we perform about 150-200 cataract surgeries per month. We don’t have any referrals for cataract surgery outside of Yozgat. On the contrary, we get referrals for surgeries from outside hospitals and neighboring districts to our hospital. I advise patients to have an eye exam at least once a year, even if they have no complaints with their eyes, and to report to us if they have complaints.” statements made.