Precautions after Cataract Surgery

We all have someone in our family – parents, grandparents, uncles or aunts who have to undergo cataract surgery at some point or the other. When you or a loved one are handed a diagnosis of cataract and are advised to undergo cataract surgery, the very thought can give rise to a lot of questions, anxieties and fears. One major cause of apprehension is – What will happen during the cataract operation? What can one expect after the cataract surgery? Just knowing what will happen and what we are expected to do, can ease a lot of our anxieties.

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Cataract Surgery linked to Longer Life

Mr. Joseph Nair was a 62 years old retired accountant. Joseph had noticed little glows around the streetlights during his walks in the chilly winter nights. “Mr. Nair, age is catching up with your eyes,” explained his eye doctor. “You have started to develop cataract. Eventually you would need to have your eye lens replaced. But I leave the decision up to you. You can come get your cataract surgery done whenever you feel that your vision has started affecting your daily routine or is hampering your lifestyle.”

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Caffeine Helps Prevent Cataract

Emo Philips, the American Comedian was hilariously candid about his love for coffee. And he speaks for a lot of us who swear by our early morning cup of tea or coffee to kick-start our day. A study suggests that caffeine in tea or coffee, not only removes the grogginess from our eyes, but may also remove the blurriness from cataract.

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How a World War Pilot helped Cataract Surgeries

It is the 14th day of August. The year is 1940. The world is embroiled in the Second World War. Gordon Cleaver, a pilot with Britain’s Royal Air Force is flying back to his base when a bullet smashes through the Perspex acrylic material of his aircraft’s cockpit side walls. Gordon is blinded in both his eyes immediately as the plastic shrapnel fly into his eyes. Amazingly, he somehow manages to turn his aircraft upside down and parachute himself to safety.

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