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an eye with a normal lens and an eye with a cataract for operation

A cataract is a cloudiness which develops in the normally present lens of the eye.

It reduces the light passing through the lens, and reduces your eyesight. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is a bit like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window. Clouded vision caused by cataracts can make it more difficult to read, drive a car — especially at night — or see the expression on a friend's face.

When cataract or lens opacity are significant enough to interfere with your daily activities, then it needs to be removed. Small incision PHACO surgery and foldable (soft) lens implantation (including the new multifocal lenses) is currently the best recognised procedure for the management of cataract. This is done by Dr Khalil in some of the best centers in Cairo, and patients get out of the hospital in the same day.

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The lens is held inside a capsule located just behind the pupil and the colored iris. It is made up of protein fibers and water molecules that are arranged exactly to allow light to pass through without interference. Cataracts occur when these fibers begin to split over time, clustering together and clouding the lens. As fibers continue to break down, the clouding becomes more and more dense and covers a larger part of the lens.

A cloudy lens can be the result of drugs or chemical exposure, trauma, radiation, heredity, or simply related to the aging process. Cataracts can also occur at birth. A cataract is NOT a growth, NOT a film, and NOT a tumor. When the cloudy lens reaches a certain point, we simply stop calling it a lens and start calling it a cataract.

cataract is a cloudiness in the normal lens, which causes vision impairment
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