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.
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.
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A wide range of eye care procedures is offered at the highest standards at Dr Khalil Eye Clinic