Anyone suffering from cataract should consult an ophthalmologist. Those affected are usually over 50 years old. The clouding of the lens can be treated with an eye operation.
Specialized ophthalmologists Cataract
- With increasing age, the risk of cataract also increases, which affects eyesight and enormously reduces the quality of life of those affected.
- We take a lot of time for our patients and offer special preventive examinations for high-risk patients.
- Often in the early stages, optimal fitting of glasses can eliminate or alleviate the symptoms.
- We will be happy to advise you on the surgical procedures that are suitable for you and help you choose the intraocular lens.
Important questions and answers
What is cataract?
Cataracts are the clouding of the lens of the eye that limits vision. It is usually a symptom of old age.
What are the causes of cataracts?
In most cases, cataracts are age-related. There are also other eye diseases, metabolic diseases or injuries that can be responsible.
When is cataract surgery indicated?
Cataracts are usually operated when the course of the disease is so severe that patients feel their quality of life is impaired.
Difference: cataracts and glaucoma?
Between cataracts and glaucoma is no pathological connection. A clear distinction can be made between the two eye disorders. In the medical sense, cataracts are not considered an eye disease but rather an age-related change.
Clinical picture and symptoms
In cataracts, the eye lens is affected. The lens in the eye is a clear, elastic, and transparent body. It is curved on the front and back. The lens of the eye focuses the light entering through the pupil on the back of the eye, on the retina. This creates a sharp image. If one eye has cataracts, the lens of the eye becomes cloudy and vision is impaired.
The clinical picture of cataracts is insidious, so the sharp vision slowly decreases over a longer period of time.
Risk factors for cataract
The most common risk of developing cataracts is age. From the age of 50, annual checks by an ophthalmologist are necessary. However, cataracts can also be caused by other pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes, in younger people. Long-term treatment with cortisone can also promote a premature onset of cataracts.
Diagnosis at the ophthalmologist
From the age of 50, we recommend an annual check-up visit to the ophthalmologist in order to recognize and treat changes in the eye in good time.
Using the latest technology, we record a detailed state of the eye. This allows any indications of pathological changes in the eye and on the lens of the eye to be displayed and recognized.
We will then advise you in detail on the possible treatment methods that are suitable for you.
In some cases, cataract surgery is useful to treat the visual impairment. Cataract surgery is particularly necessary if the patient feels so restricted in his vision that it noticeably reduces his quality of life. An artificial lens is then applied during eye surgery.
Don't be afraid of the ophthalmologist!
Our ophthalmological practice specializes in the detection and treatment of eye diseases. We use the latest technologies in ophthalmic medicine, work very sensitively, absolutely sterile and particularly precisely, so that examinations and treatment can be experienced quickly and painlessly.