Cataracts Unit | Miranza - Clínica Muiños
The Cataracts Unit of Miranza Clínica Muiños in Tenerife carried out the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of the cataract, an eyesight problem that is produced by the loss of transparency of the crystalline. This cause a decrease of the visual capacity of the eye.
The crystalline is an intraocular structure located behind the iris, with a lenticular shape, and in charge of focusing on nearby images. The crystalline progressively loses its functional capacity, due to aging, and, in a specific moment, normally starting when the individual is 45 years old, the individual cannot focus on nearby things.
The functional loss of the crystalline causes presbyopia or eyestrain, which brings about the need to use glasses to read or for tasks that require the focus on nearby things. After the functional loss, progressive opacity process begins, which varies among different individuals. It initially produces a change in the prescription required by the patient. If this opacity influences the visual capacity, it is called cataract.
The cataract is a very common process of elderly patients, although it might also affect children or young persons.