Cataract is not a disease that can be treated with medication or glasses. There is no effective method to stop the progression of cataract and the only treatment for a cataract is surgery. Nowadays, with the development of modern techniques, cataract surgeries are performed without needles, narkozsuz and painless. There are some important factors to be considered in cataract surgery. The experience of the physician and the quality of the lens placed in the eye directly affect the success of the surgery. After an operation with poor quality lenses, eye problems may develop. This situation may cause the patient to have a second risk of cataracts after a short period of time. This means a separate operation risk and financial burden for the patient.
Congenital cataract (congenital cataract) is the opacification of the lens, which is seen from birth, losing its transparency on one or two sides. Congenital cataracts may occur depending on the infections of the mother during the pregnancy and the drugs used, and may occur without any cause. A pupil of different color (white) or a shift in the eye (squint) may be a sign of congenital cataract. When these symptoms are seen in infants, the eye specialist should be consulted in no time. If congenital cataracts are obstructed and especially unilateral, they should be operated as soon as the diagnosis is made. The ophthalmologist will decide on the time of surgery after a detailed examination. The most important problem in the eye with congenital cataract is eye laziness (amblyobi). In order to overcome the laziness of the eye, surgery should be performed as soon as possible according to the recommendation of the ophthalmologist.