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Cataract: If the eye lens becomes cloudy

A cataract is the name given to a clear eye lens becoming cloudy. As the condition progresses, a gray coloration can be seen behind the pupil. This is why it’s known as a ‘gray stare’ in German. Anyone who is affected sees as if they’re looking through a veil of mist, which becomes thicker and thicker over time. There is a risk of blindness if left untreated.

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Which procedure is the right one for me?

How is a cataract treated?

Catarct surgery is one of the most frequently performed operations of all in the world: There are well over 700,000 cataract operations in Germany every year.

The clouded lens of the eye is removed and a new artificial lens is implanted during a small, gentle routine procedure. It is generally performed as an outpatient procedure with a local anesthetic. Medication like drops, tablets or alternative therapies cannot treat a cataract, even glasses don’t help. A cataract may lead to blindness if left untreated.

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The development of cataract

This is how a lens is exchanged during cataract surgery

Causes

The most common cause of a cataract forming is the natural aging process and the inadequate supply of nutrients to the eye lens. The metabolism of the lens slows down, the concentration of water in the lens decreases, it becomes harder and loses its elasticity. Exposure to sunlight over the years also leads to the deposition of yellowy-brown substances and clouding of the lens.

In this case it is referred to as an age-related cataract, which usually occurs after the age of 60. However, this is already possible earlier with the appropriate assessment.

Other causes may include metabolic disorders such as diabetes, chronic eye inflammation, eye injuries, radioactive emissions or hereditary lens opacity.

The main symptom is a slow deterioration of your eyesight.

Often both eyes are affected. At the start it’s like you’re looking through fog, which gets thicker and thicker over time. Sensitivity to glare often increases too. Pictures becoming increasingly fuzzy, losing their Intensity and color. It gets harder and harder to do routine activities like reading the paper, driving the car or watching TV. If a cataract remains untreated, in the end you can only recognize dark and light. In particularly serious cases, this condition can lead to blindness.

Blick auf München ohne Grauer Star Blick auf München mit Grauer Star

Symptoms

Diagnosis

For the ophthalmologist, a "cataract" is easy to diagnose. The clarity of vision is reduced and clouding of the lens can be clearly seen when examined with a slit lamp. It may be helpful to dilate the pupils beforehand using drops. In a very advanced cataract the opacity of the lens can even be seen with the naked eye.

Treatment

The operation step by step

Glasses even after the operation?

Treatment costs

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The risks

Treatment of posterior capsule opacity (PCO)

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