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Cataract (Lense Loss of Transparency)
The lens (lens) is a transparent, avascular tissue that does not stimulate nerve impulses and plays a passive role in accommodation . The loss of transparency (transparency) of the lens and becoming dull is called cataract. Loss of transparency causes foggy and blurry vision. In the advanced stage, it goes to blindness. Cataract is the most important cause of preventable blindness in the world. Its incidence increases in advanced ages (>55 years). Ultraviolet rays and smoking accelerate the severity of the disease. There are six different types: congenital , age-related ( senile ), pathological, traumatic , complicated and secondary cataracts.
cataract Symptoms: It starts with symptoms such as gradual decrease in vision, severe sensitivity to light, glare, difficulty in reading, deterioration in night vision, fading and yellowing of colors, frequent changes in glasses numbers.
Cataract surgery: There is no drug treatment for cataract and the only treatment option is surgery. Before the surgical procedure, the number of the lens to be inserted into the eye is calculated with a suitable device. The eye is then anesthetized with an appropriate eye drop. Then the cataract formed in the eye is cleaned with the appropriate technique. In the last stage, an artificial lens that will remain in the eye for a lifetime and will provide clear vision is placed and the process is completed. The quality of the lens that will be placed in the eye is very important as it will remain in the eye for a lifetime. Cataract is not a disease that can be treated with medication and its progression can be stopped. The only treatment for cataract is surgery.

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