The lens present in our eyes helps to focus light and to see clearly. It becomes cloudy when we are aged and the vision appears dull, hazy, less colorful and blurry. This condition is called cataract and surgery is the only way to remove this. The natural lens is removed and artificial intraocular lens is placed on eyes.
When a person is suffering from glaucoma, the fluid present in the eye does not flow freely. The drainage angle is blocked, rising the eye pressure. It also damages the optic nerves that sends signal to the brain from eyes. If it is left untreated it can cause blindness. Cataract and glaucoma are common eye diseases which affect older people. Most of the people who have cataract also have glaucoma and so a combined cataract glaucoma surgery is suggested by the ophthalmologist.
Before conducting this surgery the ophthalmologist checks the level of glaucoma and suggests a treatment which provides better vision in less risk. Combined surgery is performed asset is more convenient for the patient and less stressful rather than performing two surgeries. The usage of anesthesia is cut to half. One can easily stop medications if the glaucoma surgery is successful. When a cataract surgery is done the eye pressure rises, but when it is done along with glaucoma surgery the eye pressure does not rise up. The billing is also less.
Consult our doctor to know more about this surgical procedure and get benefited.