Cataract is the opacification or also called loss of transparency of the lens that is the natural lens of the eye. At an early age the lens is clear and transparent, but mainly because of the passage of time it becomes opaque, which causes loss of visual clarity.
There are different types of cataract, such as congenital cataract, trauma or stroke, metabolic disease such as diabetes mellitus and the most common senile cataract that is by age and is the most frequent.
Experience tells us that after 50 years of age, 6 out of 10 Mexicans will have cataract problems. In fact, the surgery that is performed most worldwide is Cataract surgery and this is because more than 60% of the world population suffers or will suffer from visual problems, Mexico is no exception, the good news is , That the Cataract also represents the No. 1 cause of “Reversible Blindness in the World”.
People who have Cataracts in one or both eyes show progressive distortion and decrease of vision, have difficulty seeing when there is very little light and discomfort when exposed to very intense lights. In some cases they may also witness a kind of “halos” around the lights.
If your vision has become blurred, cloudy or weak, or the things you see are not as bright or colorful as they used to be, a cataract may have developed in one or both eyes. Many people describe vision with cataracts as something similar to seeing through the dirty windshield of a car.
When a cataract causes disturbing vision problems that interfere with your daily activities, your ophthalmologist may recommend surgery to remove the cataract, first of all the only solution for cataracts is surgery, there is some type of medicine injected or taken that can return the transparency of the lens.