DISEASE

Message of common value


ARE THERE...
DISCREET MAGNIFIERS?



YES,  SUCH AS EASYPOCKET


METAMORPHOSIS
(=curved lines)




THIS MAY INDICATE AGE
RELATED MACULA
DEGENERATION



YOU ONLY HAVE  2 EYES:

CHECK YEARLY !

SEE CLEARLY  !



HOLIDAYS = LENSES



LENSES....
SO EASY !





SHOW YOUR EYES ...
WITH LENSES !!!
WHY DO YOU REGULAR NEED
EYE EXAMINATION WHEN YOU
HAVE GLAUCOMA? 



YOU DON'T FEEL ANYTHING
BUT YOUR EYE CAN GET BLIND
SLOWLY
WHEN THE EYE PRESSURE
IS TO HIGH!







DAILIES: SAY IT WITH
YOUR EYES!
WHAT IS CATARACT?



CLOUDING OF THE LENS
"Clouding of the lens"
WHAT IS CATARACT

Progressive clouding and thickening of the lens (which normally serves to image focus (like a camera), by age-related wear (also by accident, illness (eg diabetes), smoking, cortisone use lesions or -injuries). It is therefore not a film that grows over the eye, as erroneously told.

CONSEQUENCE

Foggy vision. If your own lens becomes thicker, your glasses may reduce (read: more negative) and you could be back with a lighter reading glasses (even without glasses!) Or suddenly weather far vision without glasses. You are regularly surprised by this apparent positive development, but it is provided a harbinger of worse: misty vision, especially in bright backlight. Sometimes distortion and double vision in one eye / colors grayer / photophobia. Any senior experience this sooner or later! 
   

 
TREATMENT

The clouding of the lens caused by poor metabolism. Vitamin drops can try to stabilize the cataracts, although this is not a panacea: every month get a new bottle! Stop smoking! Wear sunglasses soon!

** For mild discomfort, the patient can be helped with these small help remedies: TV sit closer (to 1 m, the TV does not emit harmful radiation), a tinted "slider" above the seat up or wear sunglasses when disturbing light (possibly while watching TV). A cap or hat with a large flap is also very efficient to light the disturbing incident from above submissions. Reading should be taken to ensure good light (preferably fluorescent) close (eg in the form of a desk). A stand magnifier can possibly help when reading very small text (eg phone book). Ask for advice at your ophthalmologist. Read with a magnifying glass is not always so easy, so a cataract operation is preferable.

** For a severe nuisance, only (thankfully simple) operation expected outcome. Therefor not like they used to wait until all the cloudy lens (cataract)! If the patient in his daily life (reading newspapers, watching TV, driving) so affected that his normal functioning is disturbed, an intervention should be considered (starting with the worst eye). Given the demands of life patient to patient, the patient is best placed to determine when surgery should be done. Your ophtalmologist can help you out with his experience. 
  
 HOW DOES THE OPERATION GOES

Before the strength of the lens to be implanted computed by the measurement of the eyelenght. As is usually no need for distance glasses after surgery! 
  
Drop under anesthesia (a rare shot needed), the cloudy lens from the eye "sucked" through a small incision. Afterwards a clear artificial lens fitted. The operation, which is about 1 / 2 h duration is well tolerated. An eye is a very strong body!
After surgery is a strong connection made after 2 hours if it can be removed. Then the patient can see with the operated eye. Contrary to expectations, the patient experiences little pain after surgery. The patient may already 2 h after the surgery to go home. It should now have two weeks at night a shell to be worn to protect the wound. Otherwise the patient can do everything after surgery (= bending / lifting objects / watching TV and reading). Three weeks antiseptic eye drops should be used. After about 3 to 6 weeks, an ordinary glass spectacles prescribed to optimize vision for far (not always required). The glasses will be adjusted (almost always needed). Only then can the final outcome assessed. In 95% of cases this is significantly more than before. Rarely is the result from other eye diseases, which the cloudy lens were not assessable. Sometimes problems arise during surgery, resulting subsequently limit, although this is rare. For more information about the operation click on this link.

REGULAR CHECKS (EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS) CAN HELP YOU BY
IMPORTANT DECISIONS WHICH YOU SHOULD BE ON YOUR CATARACT!
 



 
SHOW YOUR EYES, WITH LENSES!
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