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If clouded vision is impeding your ability to read watch TV or drive then you may have a cataract.
As we age pro teams in our eyes change and over the years the lens of the eyes can become cloudy.
According to the NIH by the age of eighty.
More than -- of all Americans have a cataract or have had a cataract surgery this is a common procedure performed on an outpatient basis by an ophthalmologist.
Not let's see how -- cataract removal surgery is performed.
The most common met before removing it cataract is the fake animals with education procedure.
After the patient a spread with a local anesthetic and the sedative.
The -- looking through an operating microscope will -- by making three small incisions in or near the cornea.
An ultrasound probe is then used to break up the cloud it -- these tiny fragments are vacuum out through the incisions.
Then an inter ocular -- made of plastic or -- is inserted where the cataract lens -- Says the incisions are so small stitches are not require.
For more advanced cataracts and extra -- -- -- surgery may be performed.
A larger incision is made -- the cornea to remove the cataract in one piece.
Recovery is longer and require stitches.
Cataract surgery is usually take about thirty minutes and patients typically experience vision improvement immediately.
After the procedure.
Beyond aging there are other risk factors for developing cataracts.
Long term exposure to ultraviolet light diseases like diabetes and hypertension.
Smoking and drinking alcohol excessively.
Experiencing -- drama -- -- surgery certain medications like steroids and a family history of cataracts could be a contributing factor.
Also you should get an annual eye exam to screen for eye diseases especially if you -- over the age of sixty.
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