Dr Abhishek Sharma, Consultant Opthalmologist (Cataract, Refractive and Glaucoma) talks about major eye diseases between 40-50 years age: Cataract & Glaucoma. Everyone 50 + should get regular eye check ups. Dr. Sharma talks about how & why Cataract can occur. He mentions the latest surgeries for the treatment of this disease. Glaucoma is a progressive and an irreversible disease. Dr. Sharma explains how this disease affects the eye nerves. Specially people who are diabetic, suffering from thyroid, someone in the family already has it, or taking steroids.
Cataract FAQ: What are Cataract?
A cataract is the cloudy area of the normally clear lens of the eye that forms due to changes occurring in the eye tissue.
What are the causes of cataract?
Cataract formation has many causes-
- Old age related cataracts
- Eye diseases
- Post eye surgery reactions
- Genetic disorders
Are cataracts found only in older people?
Cataracts are not restricted only to older people. Even a newborn baby maybe found to have a cataract in his eye.
Glaucoma FAQ:What is glaucoma?
Glaucoma is an eye disorder that causes optic nerve damage or even blindness.
Are there different types of glaucoma? If yes, what are they?
There are two types of Glaucoma –
- Wide angle glaucoma
- Narrow angle glaucoma or Angle-Closure Glaucoma