Today’s seniors are living a healthier, longer lives than ever before, but there’s one condition nearly all of us will develop as we age: Cataracts.
Many seniors don’t get annual eye exams and don’t realize they’re losing vision or they are already legally blind but don’t know it because of the cataract. Around 70% of people develop cataracts by the age of 75 and if left untreated, this will cause vision to deteriorate over time.
The two types of cataract operations for the elderly people are
- Phacoemulsification (Phaco)
Phaco involves a small incision in the cornea, followed by the insertion of a small device that emits ultrasound waves to slowly break the cataract down. Once it is dissolved, the surgeon will suck the particles out of the eye and lens’ clarity will be restored.
- Femto cataract/ robotic cataract surgery. Cataract surgery was never this precise, Quicker and safer. With the coming of robotic lasers the surgery has become preferred mode as it gives valuable advantages in terms of its predctablity and prescision.Here the first five steps of the surgery which set the stage for a perfect outcome are doen by lasers rather than doing them manually.
Enjoy your life as you want to even after your retirement and protect your vision, wellbeing by setting up a complete eye exam to see if you have cataracts and, if so, what needs to be done next, whether that’s new glasses and better lighting or surgery.