Cataract: course and prognosis
How dangerous is a cataract? Can one go blind? More about the course of lens opacity in this chapter.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict that individually. How fast the cataract increases in a cataract, not only varies from person to person, but sometimes from eye to eye.
No, that is unfortunately not possible or at least very unlikely. The opacity of the eye lens is caused by deposited end products of a disturbed lens metabolism, which are no longer transported away. This process does not seem to be reversible anymore.
After a successful cataract operation, the lens may become cloudy again within months or years. This is called after-star. As before, the cataract leads to the after star to a deteriorated eyesight.
After a successful cataract operation, it may over months or years come to the opacity of the remaining in the eye posterior lens capsule, whereby the vision deteriorates again. This so-called after-star can be removed in most cases with an outpatient laser treatment without major problems.
Modern art lenses are usually durable for life. They are not subject to any significant wear and are thus different from many other implants whose durability as a replacement part in the human body is of limited duration.
No. In contrast to contact lenses, the artificial lenses cause no foreign body sensation. Even with incompatibilities is not expected.