It is similar to one of your own naturally occurring hormones and has a powerful effect against inflammation. It is commonly used by people who have severe arthritis and asthma, but is also used in many other inflammations such as uveitis (inflammation in the eye). The Uveitis Clinic is a special clinic that treats people with certain forms of uveitis. Sometimes only steroid eye drops are needed to control the inflammation but more severe uveitis needs steroid tablets. Some forms of uveitis affect vision rapidly, others much more slowly. If severe uveitis within the eye goes untreated it will cause permanent loss of vision. In such circumstances, your doctor may recommend that you use steroid tablets. If you’re rotating through an ophthalmology department, you’re going to be dragged into surgery at some point. Cataract surgery is our signature operation, so it’s worthwhile to familiarize yourself with basic lens anatomy and surgical goals. The eye is the most amazing organ in the human body, and the lens is one of the most impressive structures within it! Not only is the lens the densest tissue in the body (highest protein content and lowest water percentage) it also remains optically clear for years despite constant bombardment by light radiation. The lens can even use it’s mighty-morphing transformer powers to change shape and thus it’s focusing power! Some Cataract Terminology Phakic: When you have your natural lens Psudophakic eye: When a cataract is replaced with an artificial lens Aphakik eye: When a cataract is removed but isn’t replaced. Lens Anatomy We can’t go any further in our discussion without first describing the anatomy of the lens and how it sits in the eye. When conceptualizing the structure of the lens, you may find it useful to think of it like a yummy peanut M&M candy.
I prescribe several drops types of eye drops to Fort Collins patients to help speed their recovery after cataract surgery. These drops reduce infection and help my. There is good news and bad news about the pressure in the eyes after cataract removal. The good news is that cataract surgery tends to lower eye pressure once you heal.