Eye Care: Cataract Surgery and Corneal Disorder

Posted by Sharp Sight on April 6th, 2021

Cataracts that can be described as dense are formed in the lens of the eye. Any person who is of age 60 or above is at risk of developing a cataract. The shape of the cataract is like a clump, this clump is formed by clotting of protein. A cataract is found in front of the eye lens hence restricting the transmission of clear images to the retina.

When the lump is absent, the retina receives and converts the same light into signals. Then it forwards the signals which are directed towards the optic nerve from where it is finally carried to the brain. Hence when a cataract is formed, your vision gets eventually disrupted as it disrupts the functioning of the retina.

Cataract Surgery

The degree of damage that your vision is subjected to will play a major role in deciding whether to undergo surgery or not. In certain cases, an individual’s vision may even enhance by merely using glasses, lenses, or stronger lighting. But the problem with all those methods is that they are effective for a shorter span of time while the only permanent way to completely cure cataracts is by surgery.

Though Cataract Surgery has proven to be an extremely effective treatment, it can also lead to corneal disorder if not executed rightly. This is so because the back layer of the cornea consists of endothelial cells that keep the cornea clear. All types of cataract surgery (even a “perfect” surgery) may embody some subconscious harm to the endothelial cells. 

Although, cataract surgery alone won’t cause any corneal disorder as the cornea itself is enriched with adequate endothelial cells to supplement the loss, but still, in some cases, excessive loss of endothelial cells can pose a great risk to the cornea even leading to corneal disorders. 

The time that your endothelial cell takes to recover also plays a major role in the formation of a cataract. If the time your body takes for loss-recovery of the endothelial cells is longer than supposed then you might notice symptoms like swelling in the eye, blurry vision in the morning, painful blister due to the swelling, etc.  

The symptoms described above indicate the worsening condition of your cornea, and if you experience such irregularities in your vision, you better care for it as cornea scarring can easily turn into serious and long-standing cases. 

But you can relax, as we are here to help you prevent this. Sharp Sight is amongst the best eye hospital in Delhi, India. We have a team of expert eye specialists who are well equipped and experienced to provide you the best eye care be it cornea transplant surgery in Delhi NCR or any other eye care treatment. 


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