The eyes are the windows to the soul, is an overly stated adage.
With the cloudiness caused by cataracts, will it make a difference? Nothing much may change except that the person with the cataract formation tries to live with the cloudiness every day. Imagine contending to live a life that is hazy-blurred and things and places are just unremarkable. It is frustrating how people can stand living with the blurred vision because of cataract when a simple and fast cataract surgery procedure can be done.
Losing one’s vision is worse than being born blind. Having seen the world and life in all its color and splendor, it is hard to accept the ensuing darkness. The cataract viciously takes away the precious sight of people with cataract. It is a lucky thing that blindness may already be arrested by going through a cataract surgery procedure.
A cataract surgery procedure is known to be one of the safest medical procedure with about 90% success. Prior to the surgery, discuss the potential complications of the procedures with your doctor. Some common complications that are rare yet have the possibility of sight loss are persistent inflammation, infection, changes in eye pressure, swelling of the retina (cystoids macular edema). When the artificial lens that are positioned intraocularly by cataract surgery procedure is dislocated, they can be changed, removed or repositioned by another surgery.
Another possible complication that may happen is blurring of vision between months to years after cataract surgery. The removal of the so called opacification or “secondary cataract” using laser is done by making a hole in the cloudy bag or cataract.
Following surgery, there is really a need to return for consultation for the type of glasses and use of eye drops. Going back for consultation will give the doctor time to prevent or diagnose early signs of complications. The visit should help the doctor monitor complications at the soonest time thus avoid falling at the 10% failure statistics. So, after the cataract surgery procedure see the doctor just to be sure that the window to the soul will see something good.