September 1, 2015
Yesterday, I had new glasses outfitted. The edges of the lenses were chipped and besides, I have been experiencing blurred vision lately. When my eyes were checked, the optometrist said I was progressing towards cataract. Probably because of my diabetes. The grade a the left went up (this had progressive sign of cataract) while the right eye's grade went down. But the thought of having cataract of course saddened me. So I researched on cataract. (Although we had students who were cataract surgeons)
What are cataracts? They are blind spots or opacities in the eye lenses brought about by advancing age. It comes earlier with elderly with diabetes (I am 64 with signs of diabetes) About half of 65 years or above would have cataracts (so that puts me in the statistics) and 1,500,000 cataract operations are done annually in the USA. (In the Philippines, because of Philhealth provision there is a slew of cataract operations) Many opha have free cataract operations in the south.
In India, there is the Aravind hospital that caters to many Indian poor who have cataracts for as low as $5@ operations
From Dr. Whitaker - one of USAs trusted wellness doctor