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Cataract Surgery in MRC Nagar, Chennai

Cataract is a vision disorder. It is characteristized by clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. Clouded vision can make it more difficult for you to read or see.

To know more, you can visit an eye hospital in Chennai. Or search online for an ophthalmologist near me.

What do we need to know about cataract?

Cataract is a gradually developing vision problem. It occurs when eye proteins form clumps in the lens and prevent the retina from forming clearer images. Cataracts can develop in both the eyes, but usually not at the same time. It is more common in older people, over the age of 60.

What are the symptoms of cataract?

Signs and symptoms include:

  • Blurred and clouded vision
  • Vision difficulty at night
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Unable to clearly read and drive
  • Halos around lights
  • Frequent changes in the eye power
  • Objects starts looking faded
  • Double vision.

What causes cataract?

Cataract can be caused by:

  • Ageing
  • Eye injury
  • Certain medical conditions like diabetes
  • Family history of cataract
  • Past eye surgeries
  • Long-term steroid medications
  • Ultraviolet radiations
  • Smoking

When do you need to see a doctor?

Immediately seek medical attention if you experience any difficulty in vision or problems like double vision, eye pain or constant headache.

You can search online for an eye speciality hospital in Chennai.

You can also request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, MRC Nagar, Chennai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

What are the risk factors associated with cataract?

Factors that increase risk of developing cataract include:

  • Ageing
  • Diabetes
  • Excessive exposure to sunlight
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Past eye injuries
  • Past eye surgeries
  • High blood pressure

What are the treatment options?

The best treatment option for cataract is surgery. Cataract surgery is a safe and effective procedure. During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is replaced with a clear artificial lens, called an intraocular lens. Eye doctors generally suggest cataract surgery when this condition begins to affect the quality of your life and you are unable to perform daily activities. Still, if some people do not want to go for surgery, then eyeglasses, magnifying lenses or sunglasses with an anti-glare coating are the alternative options, but these are short-term remedies and less effective.

You can search online for an eye specialist near me.

You can also request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, MRC Nagar, Chennai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.


Cataracts can interfere with your daily activities. It can also lead to blindness if left untreated. Cataract surgery is a very common and safe  procedure and is upto 90% effective.



How can this condition be prevented?

Self-care is the key. You should go for a regular eye test to detect such conditions at initial stages. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Do not smoke and drink too much alcohol. Eat antioxidant-rich food. Keep diabetes and other health problems in check.

How is cataract diagnosed?

Your doctor will perform an eye examination and review your medical history in order to check for cataract. Certain tests like visual acuity test, retinal examination and slit-lamp examination are done specifically to confirm cataract.

What are the different types of cataracts?

  • Nuclear cataract: it affects the centre of the lens
  • Cortical cataract : it affects the periphery of the lens
  • Posterior subcapsular cataract: it affects the back of the lens
  • Congenital cataract: one you are born with.


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