"An eye wich goes through an operation for the removal of catarct is nt able to accomodate the focal length." Does this mean that the eye is now presbyopic?

Asked by aarti prakash | 13th Mar, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear student,
Presbyopia is an aging vision condition in which the crystalline lens of your eye loses its flexibility. This results in progressive difficulty in focusing on close objects. Your eye stops growing in your early teens. The lens, however, continues to grow and produce more and more cells. This continued growth eventually causes the lens to harden and lose some of its elasticity and therefore some focusing ability.
Now, Let me tell you, as what is a capsule,The natural lens of the eye is held in place by a thin clear membrane called the lens capsule. The capsule completely surrounds the lens and separates it from the thick fluid in the back of the eye, called the vitreous, and the thinner fluid in the front of the eye, called the aqueous.

A cloudy capsule will many times appear the same way as the original cataract. The vision is cloudy or hazy and the patient is heavily bothered by glare. In fact, vision is so similar that some patients think that the cataract has come back or regrown. This is impossible, cataracts cannot return once the natural lens has been removed.

If your vision is getting worse after cataract surgery, it could be that your capsule is becoming cloudy. Your eye doctor should give you a thorough eye examination to determine the cause of your vision loss. If your capsule is becoming cloudy, your eye doctor can then determine whether a capsulotomy is necessary to improve your vision.

Hope this helps.

Answered by  | 12th Mar, 2011, 10:53: PM

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