Is There Cataract Surgery Without Changing Lenses?
Hello Doctor,rnrnI have a question about cataract surgery:rn1.Is there any cataract surgery that does not require replacing the old lens (natural lens) with an artificial lens? For example, by removing the cataract only with surgery or a laser system Or another way?rn2. Because my motheru0026amp;my sister who has had cataract surgeryu0026amp; her lenses were replaced with artificial lenses, I had to rely on eye drops because my eyes often felt dry, lumpyu0026amp; uncomfortable like twinkling. This is because artificial lenses are not like natural lenses which can produce tears, so they have to depend on eye drops forever.rn3.My husband is currently suffering from cataractsu0026amp;want to know about this before taking action.rnThank you on the doctor’s explanation.rnrnZizi
Hi Zipora, Thank you for your question on HealthReplies.com
Cataract is a condition in which the natural lens inside the eye becomes cloudy, reducing light entering the eye and resulting in a gradual decrease in visual acuity. Symptoms of cataracts are cloudy or blurred vision, faded colors, glare from lights and sunlight, poor night vision, and ghosting. Cataracts are common in old age, but also occur in people with diabetes, long-term drug use, eye trauma or chronic inflammation. Cataracts can not be treated with drugs, cataracts must be surgery or cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is performed when vision is impaired and interferes with daily activities. Cataract surgery will indeed remove the damaged eye lens, so it is replaced with an artificial eye lens that is permanently inside the eye. And the doctor will give antibiotic eye drops to prevent infection and steroid eye drops to relieve swelling of the eye.
If your husband has cataracts, you should consult an ophthalmologist, an ophthalmologist who examines your husband who can determine what should be done best for your husband's eyes.
Thank you, I hope it's useful, Dr. Nurmarwiyah