"Guest-blogger Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst N.Y. and has worked in the
ophthalmology field of medicine for over 30 years...Today she talks about cataracts being the leading cause of blindness....Enjoy... ;D)
|Even those in ophthalmology can have eye problems,|
Please schedule a checkup, all in favor say eye!
JUNE IS CATARACT AWARENESS MONTH
THERE ARE MORE THAN 24 MILLION AMERICANS WHO ARE AGE 40 AND OVER WHO HAVE CATARACTS.
It still remains the leading cause of blindness worldwide.
A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens which can block the passage of light into the eye. Vision loss from a cataract can be fully restored. Cataract surgery is done as an outpatient procedure under a local sedation and takes all of about 10 minutes to remove the cataract or lens of the eye and replace it with an implant lens to restore the vision. It has a 95% success rate.
There is also a new study that has been done that having your cataracts removed can reduce the rate of falls that happen among our seniors today. Cataracts do not cause pain; they simply change the ability to focus and can cause blurry, double or filmy vision. Changing the eye glass prescription can help somewhat to combat the changing of the human lens but can only improve the vision for so long. If the lens becomes too hard or sclerotic, it becomes harder for the surgeon to remove and the risk of surgery increases.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, have an eye evaluation by an Optometrist or ophthalmologist and open up your world of beauty once again.
Hana Hou, (Encore) Shared From Facebook...
Chinese Man At The Optometrist
A Chinese man goes to the optometrist for a checkup.
The examination was finally over and the two sit down to discuss the results.
"Well, Mr. Chung, I see you have cataracts."
Mr. Chung replies, " No, a Rincoln Continental!"