Monday, 21 March 2016
Hearing that you need any kind of surgery can be alarming and leave you bracing yourself for a stay in hospital. However, if you or an elderly relative needs an operation to remove a cataract, you'll be relieved to know that it is usually carried out under local anaesthetic and done in under 20 minutes. This means that you can be treated as a day patient, although you can be given sedation. If you need cataracts treated in both eyes, it will usually be done on separate occasions. Cataracts are quite common in older people, although it may sometimes occur in younger patients as well. They can appear as early as your forties, although it can be a long time before they actually affect your vision. It should be noted that left untreated, cataracts can lead to blindness.
Eye conditions can interfere with an individual’s daily life in serious ways. A person who always has to wear eyeglasses when doing even the smallest tasks may not enjoy life as he or she would want to. It is among the reasons for most people to seek alternative treatment to correct their refractive eye condition. There are different solutions for refractive errors that work very well. For someone suffering from high myopia, high hyperopia or presbyopia, one of the best treatments available is refractive lens exchange. Speak to your eye doctor in London from an established practice, such as Eye Clinic London, to find out if you qualify for the treatment.