Claiming that cataract-related diseases develop slowly and painlessly, Ophthalmology Specialist Assoc. Dr Tuzcu said: “Cataract is the fact that the normally transparent natural lens of the eye loses its transparency and takes on an opaque-whitish appearance. When the lens becomes cloudy and opaque, the image reaching the retina becomes blurry and vision becomes impaired. affected Cataract “It is often first diagnosed during a routine eye exam. The most common cataract conditions are painless blurred vision, discomfort from light, and pale or yellow discoloration. Most senile cataracts can take years to progress. It is not possible to predict how quickly cataracts will progress in humans.”
90 percent of patients are older than 60 years
Noting that the disease can progress rapidly in young and diabetic patients, Assoc. Dr Esra Ayhan Tuzcu said the disease progresses slowly under normal circumstances. He stated that cataract patients, who have problems such as decreased sharpness of vision and duller vision of colors, see the world as pale and blurry. associate Dr. Esra Ayhan Tuzcu continued her briefings with the following statements:
“The progression of cataracts may take a short time in young people and diabetics. The progression of cataracts in diabetes is related to blood sugar levels. The development of cataracts occurs faster in patients with irregular blood sugar levels. The most common cause of cataracts in young people is trauma to the eye Post traumatic cataract generally develops quickly Cataract is usually It is a disease of old age 90 percent of patients are over the age of 60 However cataract can be seen in all age groups type of cataract called congenital cataract can be seen in newborn babies, as well as in children, adolescents, and middle-aged people.Such cataracts may be hereditary or they may be related to metabolic disorders such as diabetes, trauma, previous eye surgery or intraocular injection, exposure to radiation, prolonged exposure to sunlight without protection, or using cortisone and similar drugs. “
“There is no drug treatment, the solution is surgical methods”
Ophthalmology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Esra Ayhan Tuzcu provided information on cataract treatment. Tuzcu stated that there is no drug to treat the disease, saying, “There is no drug or diet that can cure or prevent cataracts. Taking vitamin D does not prevent cataracts. Using sunglasses to protect against ultraviolet rays can slow the development of cataracts The only method of cataract treatment is surgical intervention Cornea, retina, or patients who do not have optic nerve problems more than a 95 percent increase in vision is achieved with cataract surgery.In cases where cataract symptoms do not bother the patient and their vision in a reasonable level, an intervention may not be necessary or some time may have to be waited for 1 month after the operation After the operation, the eye should not be touched with water for 1 week, the operated eye should not be touched with be rubbed vigorously and should not be on that eye You are not allowed to swim in the pool or the sea for 1 month after the operation. When we use a monofocal lens, called monofocal, which we routinely use, the patient needs glasses after surgery to see up close,” he said, showing patients a solution.