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What are cataracts?

A cataract is a description for a lens that naturally ages within the eye. We have a very clear lens when we are young, but as we tend to get older, the lens in the eye becomes more misty, more pake. A cataract describes that process of a pacification within a lens. And that doesn’t allow the light to pass through the lens as efficiently a a clear lens and it scatters. With cataracts that scattering causes blur and that’s essentially what cataract is.

More about Jaheed Khan

Mr Jaheed Khan is a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Clinica London. His special expertise is in cataract surgery and conditions affecting the back of the eye, the retina, including AMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration), diabetic retinopathy, and various other diseases of the retina. He has over 15 years experience in treating people with eye problems just like you, and has published extensively in scientific journals about treating eye conditions. He teaches students at the London School of Ophthalmology in eye surgery. At Clinica London, he is responsible for Cataract Surgery and Retinal Diseases.


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