Author: Kishore Bharati
Kishore Bharati is a biotechnologist with a special interest in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics and genomics, biophysics, and biochemistry. She Pursued her Master’s degree from Amity University, Noida, U.P., and has worked as a Research Trainee at Rapture Biotech, Noida.
In order to determine whether you have a cataract or any other eye problem, your doctor will review your symptoms and medical history. He or she will perform a thorough eye examination. She may recommend certain tests such as visual acuity test, slit-lamp test, and retinal examination for the diagnosis of cataract and rule out other problems.
The most common way to manage the myopia is use of eye glasses or contact lenses. Refractive surgery is another option that can reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. LASIK is the most common surgical procedure which is performed with an excimer laser.
Myopia (nearsightedness) is diagnosed in a physical examination by an ophthalmologist. You can find out if you have myopia by getting an eye test done at your local optical center. Your doctor may recommend a number of tests as well to identify the cause of myopia. These may include retinal examination, visual acuity test, retinoscopy etc.
If your vision can be corrected with glasses or contacts, your doctor will recommend them to you. If cataracts affect your daily life, you may need cataract surgery. The surgery is usually successful and you can go home the same day. The surgeon will replace your lens with an artificial one.
Nearsightedness also known as myopia is a common condition of eye in which distant objects unclear or blurred. A personal is unable to see them clearly. It can be mild, moderate or severe. It is in fact not a disease but a variation from the normal caused by a change in the shape of the eyeball.
A cataract is defined as clouding of your eye’s natural lens. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40. It is the most common cause of blindness in the world. There are as many as 22 million Americans aged 40 and older with cataract.
Nearsightedness also called myopia usually occurs when your eye is too long or the cornea is too curved. The exact reason of why some people develop myopia is unknown. Genetics is believed to play a significant role. The symptoms include being unable or having difficulty to see far off objects.
You develop cataract when protein builds up in the lens of your eye and makes it cloudy. There are different types of cataracts which may be caused by different factors. Common causes are genetics, trauma, age, certain medical conditions such as diabetes, use of certain medicines, and exposure to radiations.
About 50 percent of men over the age of 60 have enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). By the age of 85, more than 95 percent of men have BPH. There is good news however for those living with enlarged prostate or who are at risk of developing the disease. Healthy habits such as exercising, eating certain foods, and limiting dietary fat may help with BPH.