Visual health is very important, so people should consider preventive checkups to detect cataract formation, which over time causes a progressive loss of vision.
Luis Izquierdo Jr., considered the best specialist in the world in the treatment and operation of this pathology, explained that “the eye has a natural lens inside it known as the crystalline lens, which as we age loses transparency and lets in less light, which causes the image passing to the retina to become fuzzy or scattered, resulting in a blurry or less colorful image.
When a cataract forms, it is possible not to notice any changes, but as this pathology progresses, it can complicate some daily activities with less vision.
For this reason, and through an advanced eye exam, the degree of advancement of the cataract or other associated problem that affects vision must be determined, in order to apply the most efficient treatment, said Izquierdo, medical director of Oftalmosalud.
“If the cataract is located on the outer edge of the lens, the view does not suffer changes; but if the clouding is located near the center of the lens, it usually interferes with vision. This decrease in visual acuity is one of the clearest and most typical symptoms in people who are developing this pathology”, she said.
And within the framework of its 30th anniversary, Oftalmosalud, announced that, between April and May, they will offer attention with special rates to those who present cataracts.
It must be remembered that cataracts originate more frequently between the ages of 65 and 70, however, there are people who develop it much earlier.
Regarding the procedure, he said that the “Femtosecond” is the one that provides greater security and speed for the extraction of the cataract in a matter of seconds.
The “Femtosecond” technique makes it easier for the surgeon to carry out the three most delicate steps of this procedure, such as incision, capsulorhexis (circular opening with a continuous edge, which is made in the anterior capsule of the lens, through which the cataract is extracted and the intraocular lens) and lens fragmentation. All this gives the patient safety, precision and accuracy in the surgical procedure, said the specialist.