What is Cataract?

Cataract is opacity of the normal crystalline lens present inside our eyes. Usually it occurs as a change with age but may be associated by other systemic diseases

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Causes of Cataract....

Cataract usually develops with advancing age. But sometimes it can develops at young age because of genetics, trauma, medications, diabetes…

1- Congenital Cataract: occurs with hereditary and developmental disorders

2- Senile Cataract: Most common cause and occurs as a part of senility process

3- Secondary Cataract: Occurs after Trauma, drug intake as Corticosteroids or systemic diseases as Diabetes Millitus

Symptoms may includes:

Cloudy and/or blurry vision

Double vision

Halo or glare effects
White spots over the pupil
Loss of vision over time
Problems seeing at night
Loss of color perception
Loss of contrast sensitivity (objects appear dull)
Difficulty reading fine print or reading in general

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Symptoms of Cataract

Anyone may experience one of these symptoms should have regular eye exam and tell their eye doctor about them

How Cataract is Treated?

Cataract is treated surgically in which we  removes of the opacified natural lens from its bag and implantation of synthetic intraocular lens that replaces the natural lens and helps to improve vision.

Cataract surgery is the most frequent operation carried out in ophthalmology and is one of the safest procedures. It is done in 10 minutes and usually under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure (meaning you will be able to go to your home within hour of surgery). Under special circumstances as in childhood cataract, surgery is done under general anesthesia.


Cataract operation is very quick and painless, effective and with a very little risk. 

It is done through a tiny self-healing incision without any sutures by Phacoemulsification technique, in which opacified lens material are being disintegrated in very tiny pieces suctioned out the eye. 

Surgery ends with implantation of foldable intraocular lens that provided better vision

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Recovery after Cataract Surgery

Recovery time from cataract surgery typically varies with each patient. Since cataract surgery is done under local anesthesia and as an outpatient procedure, you will go home the same day. 

Few eye drops each day is given for following few weeks until complete healing taking place Typically vision is noticeably improved by the next day and continues to improve for the following several weeks.

Is there is risk in Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is very successful when performed by an experienced cataract surgeon and with the use of latest technologies.

However, as with any surgery, there is a chance of complications. Immediate management of possible complications leads to a safe and successful results.

Dr. Hesham is proud to have a low complication rate when it comes to cataract surgery. He takes every precaution possible to ensure the patient’s safety. Once any complication is detected, is managed promptly.

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