Cataract eye

Cataract is an eye disease which is caused by clouding of natural eye lens in the eye that leads to a decrease in vision. When the lens present behind the Iris becomes cloudy, then it starts interfering with the passage of light causing a vision problem called Cataract.

Other factors responsible for Cataract

  • Age: The natural aging process of an individual can be a factor of cataract.
  • Trauma: Sometimes, few injuries to eyes can also be harmful.
  • Medical conditions: Medical conditions like diabetes can lead to Cataract.
  • Genetics: If Cataract is ancestral, then there are chances of its transfer to future generations.
  • Exposure to UV Radiation: UV Radiation exposure can also contribute to Cataract.

Prevention from Cataract

  • UV Protection: Wear sunglasses that can block UV rays whoever you are outdoors.
  •  Quit Smoking: Quitting smoking can have enormous health benefits including Cataracts.
  • Regular eye checkups: Early detection allows for timely intervention. Hence, regular eye checkups are recommended.
  •  Healthy diet: A balanced and nutritious diet can contribute to powerful effects on eyes health.
  • Limit Alcohol Consumption: Alcohol consumption should be in limit.
  • Protective Eyewear: Wear protective eye wear if working in an eye injurious environment.

Cataract treatment requires almost Rs. 15000-Rs. 1,00,000 depending upon the factors mentioned above. But, Netranjali Foundation Trust diagnoses Cataract and provides funds to all the underserved communities.