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Common beliefs about cataract


In this article, we are going to find out common beliefs about cataract. here are some important questions about symptoms, recovery, surgery, …

  • Are watery eyes related to cataract?

Some people think that if they have watery eyes, they must be suffering from cataract.

Or that cataract can cause tears, while these two issues have nothing to do with each other.

Teary eyes can be related to several eye diseases, and factors.

Such as air pollution, decreased tear quality, conjunctival and corneal allergies, pimples, etc.

So can cause it, while cataract is a disease in which of the lens of the eye become cloudy and blurred.

  • If the cataract is not operated on, will it turn into glaucoma?

It may be better to treat cataract and prevent having this disease for a long time (leading to an increase in eye pressure).

On the other hand, specialists will operate cataract when the patient’s vision is significantly reduced; when, the opacity of the lens has reached such a level that one cannot perform daily activities.

In fact, as long as one can engage in daily activities, the surgery of cataract can be delayed.

The necessity of Surgery will be different for different groups of people.

For example, the necessity of surgery for a young engineer who performs activities such as driving, studying, etc., differs from an elderly person who has difficulty watching television.

cataract surgery

cataract surgery

and more questions about common beliefs about cataract:
  • Is it true that patients suffering from cataract cannot undergo surgery due to heart disease?

The eye is a small organ and it is easy to operate on the cataract with local anesthesia.

There is no need for general anesthesia and specialists usually perform the procedure within 15 minutes.


  • Is taking anticoagulants such as aspirin, warfarin, etc. due to the heart or vascular discomfort and the impossibility of stopping the drug an obstacle to cataract surgery?

The operation of the cataract does not require discontinuation of such drugs, and while the patient is taking the drug, he or she can easily undergo cataract surgery.


  • How many days after the cataract surgery does the patient need to rest?

There is No special rest require after cataract surgery.

And the recommendation is that take care of the patient for up to 24 hours.

The day after the operation, specialists remove the dressing.

The person will have a good vision and can engage in daily activities.

common questions about cataract

common questions about cataract

  • If cataract does not treat, it may lead to blindness?

Not complete blindness, but if it does not treat for a long time, such as 10 or 20 years, it can reduce vision to light perception.

We hope that you find this article helpful and you find out all your questions of common beliefs about cataract.

In order to have a free consultation with our team about the prices and procedure of having cataract in Iran. please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Author: Maryam Shiani

SEO editor: Samane Nobakhti


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