Cataracts

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  • Cataracts.
  • Cataracts occur when there is a build – up and change in the protein in the lens so it becomes cloudy. This prevents light from passing though the lens causing some loss of vision.
  • Even if a cataract does progress, it may be years before it interferes with vision.People very rarely need immediate cataract surgery
  • If this happens to you, you should make an appointment with your doctor.
  • Cataracts

    1. 1. Introduction:A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eyethat can impair your vision. Cataracts are theleading cause of vision loss.
    2. 2. Treatment:.Early cataracts may be managed with the followingmeasures: Stronger eyeglasses or contact lenses Use of a magnifying glass during reading Strong lighting.
    3. 3. What are the symptoms?The symptoms are: Cloudy, blurry foggy or filmy vision Rapid advance of near-sightedness Changes in the way you see colour Problems driving at night Problems with glare Double vision Rapid temporary improvement inclose-up vision.
    4. 4. Are you at risk?You are at increased risk of cataracts if you: Are older than 45 Have a family history of cataracts Are a smoker Are a heavy user of alcohol Are exposed to air pollution
    5. 5. Cataract DiagramClick the left and right keys to see the diagram go from cataract affected to normal vision!
    6. 6. Thanks for watching!!! By Katy & Shinaye 

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