Researchers have concluded that cataract is the most common cause of blindness in the world. Although, cataract is a widespread eye problem, yet many people are still caught up in believing its myths. Today let’s break down the most common myths about cataracts that people ‘blindly' believe in.
1. Older people develop cataracts!
It is known that cataract affects people over 40 years of age. But did you know it can affect the younger age group too? Reasons you may develop cataracts at an early age are;
Extreme exposure to UV rays.
2. You can prevent cataract!
There is sadly no proof that you can prevent cataracts. However, you can adopt measures to reduce your cataract risks. Maintaining the following precautions may help you to keep cataracts at bay;
Resort to eye-friendly food diet.
Protect the eyes from UV rays.
Maintain your sugar level as this is a health condition that is associated with a cataract.
3. Eye drops can cure cataracts!
No eye drop can cure cataracts.. Or even delay it. The only effective treatment for cataracts is the surgical removal of it.
4. Cataracts grow back again!
Many people report blurry vision after Cataract surgery. They have termed this as a secondary cataract.
But the truth is no such thing exists. Cataract surgery involves the removal of a natural lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens. The blurry vision is caused due to posterior capsule opacity.
Luckily, this condition can be effectively treated by a painless procedure called YAG laser capsulotomy.
5. There is a risk involved in cataract surgery
Cataract surgery holds a 95% success rate. It is one of the safest surgeries in the world. Ophthalmologists at Delhi Eye Care are skilled and competent surgeons. All cataract surgeries by them have brought positive clinical outcomes.
The myths listed above are not to be trusted. When the question is about your eyes, do not risk it by following any false rumours. Consult a doctor in case of any queries. Do not try to postponed or neglect your eye check-ups; theyare the most guaranteed ways to by-pass any eye problems.