Cataracts

(Penyakit selaput mata - Katarak)

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Cataract
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What is a Cataract?
An ocular opacity, partial or complete, of one or both eyes, on or in the lens or capsule, especially an opacity impairing vision or causing blindness. The subsequent cloudy appearance of the eye resulted in the origin of the name cataract
Katarak adalah sejenis kerosakan mata yang menyebabkan kanta mata berselaput dan rabun. Kanta mata menjadi keruh dan cahaya tidak dapat menembusinya. Keadaan ini menjejaskan penglihatan seseorang dan akan menjadi buta sekiranya lewat, atau tidak dirawat. Masalah katarak berbeza dengan Glaukoma yang merupakan sejenis kerosakan mata yang disebabkan oleh tekanan cecair yang terlalu tinggi di dalam bebola mata.

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The protein is normally arranged to let light pass through and focus on the retina.Cataract Development • The lens is made mostly of water and protein. Protein clumps together • Small areas of lens begin to cloud • Light is blocked from reaching the retina and vision is impaired You would be able to see light and dark and maybe distinguish large objects and see movement. An advanced stage cataract would be something like putting sheets of wax paper over your glasses 12/7/2006 SURES .IN HOUSE CLINIC 3 .

IN HOUSE CLINIC 4 . 12/7/2006 SURES . Early Stages – change prescription 2. traumatic and congenital cataracts surgery is not always an option • Once a cataract begins to develop there is nothing that can be done to prevent its growth. Late Stages – surgical removal It is 90% effective for age-related cataracts – For secondary.Cataract Formation 1.

These can lead to blindness or may not affect vision at all 3.Types of Cataracts • There are four different types of cataracts 1. Age-related cataract: Most cataracts are related to aging 2. Congenital cataracts: Some babies are born with cataracts or develop them in childhood. often in both eyes. Traumatic cataract: cataracts which develop after an eye injury 12/7/2006 SURES . such as diabetes or things such as steroid use 4.IN HOUSE CLINIC 5 . Secondary cataract: Development in people who have certain other health issues.

2) Orang dewasa yang berusia 60 tahun keatas. – Kandungan gula dalam darah menjadikan kanta kurang kenyal dan membentuk katarak. 3) Kanak-kanak dan bayi yang baru lahir dengan komplikasi – Katarak boleh berlaku pada bayi atau kanak-kanak sekiranya si ibu mengidap jangkitan seperti penyakit Rubella semasa mengandung. 12/7/2006 SURES . – Katarak merupakan suatu proses akibat usia yang lanjut.IN HOUSE CLINIC 6 .Golongan berisiko 1) Pesakit kencing manis yang gagal mengawal penyakitnya.

What causes a Cataract? • This is a somewhat complicated subject a) Aging of the lens is caused by oxidation (the formation of free radicals) b) Free Radicals: A molecule which has lost an electron and will do anything to get it back • • They attack the protein of the lens. This leads to a snowball effect The protein then clumps together and the lens begins to cloud. blocking some light from reaching the retina and clouding vision • Speed of oxidation is increased by: 1. Diabetes 3. Smoking /Alcohol use 2.IN HOUSE CLINIC 7 . steal a hydrogen and cause oxidative damage. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet sunlight 12/7/2006 SURES .

What does a mid-stage cataract look like? The type of cataract you have will 12/7/2006 SURES .IN HOUSE CLINIC 8 .

IN HOUSE CLINIC 9 .What does a late-stage cataract look like? 12/7/2006 SURES .

IN HOUSE CLINIC 10 .How an early stage cataract effects vision 12/7/2006 SURES .

Symptoms • Cloudy.IN HOUSE CLINIC 11 . fuzzy. foggy or filmy vision • Changes in the way you see colors • Problems driving at night because headlights seem too bright • Problems with glare from lamps or the sun • Frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription • Double vision • Better near vision in those who are farsighted – As the lens becomes cloudier the optics of the eye change this may actually allow people who once needed glasses to be able to read without them 12/7/2006 SURES .

Cataract Detection Eye examination • Visual acuity test: This eye chart test measures how well you see at various distances • Pupil dilation: the pupil is widened with eye drops to allow your eye doctor to see more of the lens and retina and look for other eye problems • Tonometry: This is a standard test to measure fluid pressure inside the eye 12/7/2006 SURES .IN HOUSE CLINIC 12 .

IN HOUSE CLINIC 13 . surgery is the only option – Involves the removal of the cloudy lens and replacing it with a substitute lens A cataract needs to be removed only when vision loss interferes with everyday activities such as driving.How are cataracts treated? • For early cataracts – Vision may be improved by: • Using different eyeglasses • Magnifying lenses • Stronger lighting – If these measures do not improve quality of life. reading or watching TV 12/7/2006 SURES .

Phaco involves a small incision on the side of the cornea.How is a cataract removed? • Phacoemulsification: The most common method of removal. A tiny probe is inserted which emits ultrasound waves that soften and break up the cloudy center of the lens so it can be removed with suction 12/7/2006 SURES .IN HOUSE CLINIC 14 .

IN HOUSE CLINIC 15 . artificial lens called an Intraocular lens (IOL) is required. The IOL becomes a permanent part of the eye and must last the rest of the patients life 12/7/2006 SURES .Intraocular Lens • After the lens is removed a clear.

Benefits of Cataract Surgery • Improvements in activities – – – – – – – – – – Driving Watching TV Reading Working Moving around Social activities Hobbies Safety Self-confidence Independence SURES .IN HOUSE CLINIC 16 12/7/2006 .

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IN HOUSE CLINIC 18 .Risks of Cataract Surgery • Possible complications: – – – – – – – – – High pressure in the eye Blood collection inside the eye Infection inside the eye Artificial lens damage Drooping eyelids Retinal detachment Severe bleeding inside the eye Swelling or clouding of the cornea Blindness –LOSS OF EYE 12/7/2006 SURES .

Epidemiology of Cataracts • According to the World Health Organization cataracts are the number one cause of blindness worldwide – 50 million persons in the world are BLIND from cataracts • More then half of people over 65 have cataracts • 60% of people over the age of 75 have cataracts • If you live long enough you are virtually GUARANTEED to develop a cataract 12/7/2006 SURES .IN HOUSE CLINIC 19 .

C and E People who had regular daily doses of the antioxidants Vitamin C and E were 32% less likely to have developed cataracts 12/7/2006 SURES .Primary Prevention Intake of dietary antioxidants prevent cataract formation by blocking the oxidative modification of the lens Vitamins A.IN HOUSE CLINIC 20 .

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and other foods with antioxidants 12/7/2006 SURES . • They recommend eating green leafy vegetables. fruit.IN HOUSE CLINIC 24 . Researchers also believe good nutrition can help reduce the risk of age-related cataract.What can I do to protect my vision? • Wearing sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block ultraviolet sunlight may help to delay cataract. stop. • If you smoke.

your eye care professional can check for signs of agerelated macular degeneration. you should have a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once every two years. • In addition to cataract.IN HOUSE CLINIC 25 . 12/7/2006 SURES .What can I do to protect my vision? Cont… • If you are age 60 or older. glaucoma. and other vision disorders. Early treatment for many eye diseases may save your sight.

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