Eye disease cataract
Diagnosis and therapy for patients
Eye cataract ophthalmologist We give advise and treatment
The human ocular lens is a clear, transparent object that is warped at the front and the back towards the outside. The lens focuses incoming light and projects it onto the retina at the back of the eye, producing a sharp image. A cataract means the clouding of the ocular lens.
Who is affected from cataract and how does it show?
People suffering from cataract often see everything as through a haze. Colours fade, contrasts diminish, and sensitivity to light is significantly higher. This obstruction affects the patient’s quality of life massively.
Cataract – not an illness but a side-effect of aging
Cataract is completely different from glaucoma. Even if they sound similar in German (cataract = „Grauer Star“, glaucoma = „Grüner Star“), they have nothing in common. Cataract is strictly speaking not defined as an illness but merely a side-effect of aging.
How does a cataract emerge?
A cataract develops slowly, so it is not recognised immediately. Slight changes in visual acuity are felt at first. Untreated cataract affects the vision massively and may even lead to complete blindness. Let your eyes be examined by an ophthalmologist at least once a year when you have reached fifty.
What causes cataract at younger patients?
Often caused by a different underlying disease, also young people can be affected by cataract. For example, with diabetes, the amount of sugar in the eye liquid is higher. When superfluous glucose deposits inside the ocular lens, a so-called „soaking of the lens“ occurs. Lens fibres are displaced and the lens becomes clouded.
Also, after a repeated and/or long lasting cortisone treatment, early cataract may occur. We gladly examine your eyes and give you an opinion, if and when surgery will make any sense for you.
Our diagnostic and therapeutic offer for cataract patients
- We take a lot of time to examine our patients extensively, so we can find the best therapy for cataract treatment.
- Before any surgery, we check your eyes in-depth in order to rule out any other pathological changes that might potentially affect your vision, too.
- In many cases, a perfect adjustment of the glasses will improve and or/ ease the symptoms of the first stage.
- If surgery is necessary, we collaborate with leading surgeon colleagues.
- We are happy to give you information about any surgical procedures that might be of help for you and advise you when choosing an intra-ocular lens.