Cataract surgery does not last more than 5 minutes. This is an intervention that is on the rise, since the glasses can be eliminated and that is why the patients who undergo it are getting younger.
While it is true that aging is the main cause of cataracts, they can be caused by trauma, in addition to other factors such as eye diseases, systemic diseases, such as diabetes , by the use of certain drugs and even congenitally .
The symptoms that manifest depend on the type of cataract and the state in which it is found.. Symptoms can occur, ranging from blurred or even double vision, to photophobia (sensitivity to light), including difficulty in driving at night.
Treatment of cataracts
The definitive treatment is none other than surgery. It consists of undoing the cataract and aspirating it, and said surgery ends with the placement of an intraocular lens. In most cases it is a very simple intervention , about 5 minutes, and whose anesthesia is given with drops; there are no stitches and no hospital admission .
The trend is to operate increasingly soon. First of all because in most cases you can remove the glasses, both from a distance, and up close in the same intervention, so that their intervention is advanced at younger ages. Secondly, by operating soon, it is avoided to have very mature cataracts that, on the one hand, prevent the patient from carrying out a normal life and, on the other hand, complicates and increases the risk of surgery.
Care after cataract surgery
Today, cataract surgery is an outpatient surgery. The patient leaves the clinic with the eye uncovered, can perform many daily activities on the same day and the treatment consists of a few drops for 4 weeks .