What are the symptoms of nuclear cataract?

What are the symptoms of nuclear cataract?

If you have nuclear cataracts, you may have the following symptoms:

  • difficulty seeing street signs, cars, the road, and pedestrians while driving.
  • objects appearing blurry and colors faded.
  • difficulty seeing things in bright light.
  • experiencing more severe glare from headlights at night.

What does nuclear cataract mean?

What is Nuclear Cataract? An excessive amount of yellowing and light scattering affecting the centre of the lens is called nuclear cataract. The nuclear sclerosis is when the nucleus, i.e. the center of the eye, begins to get cloudy, yellow, and hardens.

What causes nuclear cataracts?

What causes nuclear cataract? Proteins in your eye’s lens keep it clear and let light pass through, allowing you to see clearly. As you get older, the proteins begin to break down. The proteins then clump together in the lens, causing cloudy spots.

What is the difference between nuclear and cortical cataract?

A nuclear cataract is usually a result of aging and forms in the nucleus or central zone. It is also a slow progression type of cataract similar to the cortical cataract, however, instead of white clouded vision, the nuclear cataract is yellow and eventually can turn vision completely brown.

What is the treatment of nuclear cataract?

The treatment for nuclear cataract is cataract surgery. It is one of the most common surgeries performed by ophthalmologists worldwide and carries low risk. The surgeon removes the cloudy natural lens and replaces it with a clear artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL).

What is an age related nuclear cataract?

Age-related nuclear cataract is a major cause of blindness. It is characterised by opacification and colouration in the centre of the lens and is accompanied by extensive protein oxidation.

How fast do nuclear cataracts grow?

Exposure to high levels of radiation can result in clouded vision in as little as two years. Exposure to lower levels of radiation can take over a decade to affect vision.

What is an age-related nuclear cataract?

How long does it take to remove a dense cataract?

Cataract surgery is a straightforward procedure that usually takes 30 to 45 minutes. It’s often carried out as day surgery under local anaesthetic and you should be able to go home on the same day.