Cataract surgery in Iran
In Iran, as in other parts of the world, cataract is a major epidemic eye problem, especially among the elderly. But thanks to the expertise of Iranian ophthalmologists and affordable cost of ophthalmology services in Iran, Iranians do not have a lot stress about this problem. If you also want to enjoy the benefits Iranian cataract treatment in Iran, read more about it in this page and contact us.
What is cataract?
The eyes undergo metamorphosis with the increase in the age and the onset of the appearance of aging symptoms in the body. At first, the near vision decreases, which can be resolved by wearing the glasses, but the lens gradually denatures due to aging and the vision is diminished.
Cataract, as one of the most common visual impairments and the main cause of blindness in the world, is an eye disease that begins with blurred lens and is followed by vision impairment with the increase in the lens blurredness and turbidity. The lens is made of water and protein and is transparent so that light can pass through it. Occasionally, some of these proteins denature due to the effects of the free radicals, leading to the turbidity of some parts of the lens. Naturally, when the lens becomes turbid and loses its ability to focus light on the retina, the images are not formed well on the retina and thus the individual sees opaque and turbid images.
The progression rate of cataracts varies among different people. The age-related cataracts develop gradually over a several-year period, while it may progress quickly within a few months in young people and those with diabetes. Another notable point is that the cataracts are not painful, yet the delayed treatment can have many adverse consequences which may lead to complete blindness of one or both eyes.
In the end, if you are suffering from cataracts, our experts in Pars Med Tour can help you resolve this problem.
Is the surgery the best way to get rid of cataract?
In the early stages, when only a small fraction of the lens becomes turbid, cataracts may not cause serious problems so that the visual problem can be made tolerable using powerful light and appropriate glasses. However, since cataracts mostly appear among the elderly, this process continues in most of the cases and a larger part of the lens becomes turbid, resulting in an impaired vision. This is the point where surgery is necessary for improving the visual acuity. Today, cataract surgery is a low-risk and highly effective operation which yields successful outcomes and significantly improves the vision in more than 95% of cases.