A Cataract is the clouding or opacity of the lens inside the eye. It causes gradual blurring of vision and often glare.
It is useful to learn a little about how the eye works in order to understand what a cataract is.
Inside the eye, behind the coloured part of the eye (the iris), with a black hole in the middle (the pupil) is a lens. In a normal eye, this lens is clear. It helps focus, light rays on to the back of the eye (the retina), which sends messages to the brain allowing us to see.
When cataract develops, the lens becomes cloudy and prevents the light rays from passing on to the retina. The picture that the retina receives becomes dull and fuzzy. Cataract usually forms slowly and people experience a gradual blurring of vision.
Posted in: Cataract
- About Us
- Cashless services
- Patient Education
- Contact us