Just after the surgery, you can feel your vision being restored and you can see everything very clearly. So, what can you do to keep the vision from changing again?
That’s a question frequently asked after successful cataract eye surgery. Surgeons will ask you to eliminate tobacco, victual well, exercise, lipid levels and control blood pressure, never forget to wear UV protection and try to stay healthy. Knowing that you can never win the battle with your ageing eyes and it would inevitably change, you must be keen to know if there is a way to slow down the process that can preserve your vision for a really long time?
Threat To Older Eyes
A main cause of blindness in a senior citizen of developed countries is (ARMD) Age-Related Macular Degeneration; advanced stage of ARMD is the reason behind the 50% of the population going blind.
There are multiple factors in the onset of Age-Related Macular Degeneration, cumulative oxidative stress to the ocular perceiver’s macula considered a trigger for the disease.
To maintain the same quality of vision accomplished by cataract surgery, all of your focus should be on the health of the macula and proper prevention of macular degeneration.
The work of the fovea is to represent the central five degrees of your vision and is key to facial recognition, reading and other tasks related to your vision. The fovea is the site of 99% of three types of cones of the eye, which allows your eyes to see the world of colours.
Fovea contains three macular pigments which are: Zeaxanthin, Lutein and Meso-Zeaxanthin. The main function of these macular pigments is to act as an antioxidant and to filter the blue light with a short wavelength.
Long-Term Eye Health
Thick macular pigment layer protects the retina cells under it from oxidative stress, preserving your vision.
The fact is short wavelength blue light scatters and that causes decreasing contrast sensitivity of your eye and increases glare. A denser layer of the macular pigment layer blocks this harmful light (blue light), improving patient’s contrast sensitivity and overall the quality of vision.
The improved contrast sensitivity has a very positive impact on many tasks related to vision, such as driving in the low light of in foggy roads.
Aren’t you surprised at how good you feel and how freely you will be able to resume your daily activities, even just a day after your surgery?
However, you need to take good care of yourself and take precautions during the first week to avoid infections.
Your doctor will prescribe you some antibiotic eye drops alleviate infection and help reduce internal inflammation. You need to apply the eye drops prescribed by your eye doctor on a daily basis during the recovery period of your surgery.