Medical Treatment for Cataract
Though claims are made all over the world by various scientists, specially those practicing indigenous systems of medicine, i.e. ayurvedic, homeopathic and unani, there is no scientifically proven medical treatment for cataract yet. It is certainly talked about all over the world.
The Ideal Stage for Cataract Surgery:
It was commonly believed that only a ripe or mature cataract is ready for surgery. This worn-out belief has no rightful place in modern cataract surgery. Most surgeons do not wait for a cataract to become fully ripe. The operation is decided by a close examination of the eye by a microscope and ophthalmoscope. The judgment of the surgeon with the data so derived gives the correct stage of surgery of cataract.
Most cataracts now operated upon are unripe. The era of waiting for a cataract to become ripe for a number of years has been replaced by a rational idea that it is better to remove the blindness immediately instead of doing so after living with it for several years. Cataract is removed by surgery when it becomes a handicap to routine occupation-for example, in case of executives, professionals, who find it difficult to do reading or writing or when walking about in or out of home becomes difficult for all ages. The surgeon and his examination with microscope and ophthalmoscope decide the ideal course of treatment.
If the cataract is left to become overripe it might lead to further complications like glaucoma and optic atrophy.