Cataract management has evolved to refractive surgery

IANS Oct 11, 2018

Recent advances in the intraocular lenses (IOLs) -- the artificial lenses which are inserted in the eye after removing the cataract -- have revolutionised cataract surgery.

Cataract is caused due to the opacification of the natural lens in the eye, leading to cloudy vision. It is a common occurrence in the elderly -- and a commonly performed surgery across the world. The management of cataract has evolved recently from a stage of visual restoration to a stage of refractive surgery. Several...

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