The main cause of blindness in Saudi Arabia.. What is cataract...

The main cause of blindness in Saudi Arabia.. What is cataract...
The main cause of blindness in Saudi Arabia.. What is cataract...
, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Saudi Ministry of Health has clarified, through its electronic portal, about a type of eye disease, that is, cataract disease, or what is known as “white water”.

The Saudi Ministry of Health stated that cataract is a cataract that is transparent in the normal state, and this change occurs due to advanced age or as a result of an eye disease or injury, noting that it is the main cause of blindness in Saudi Arabia.

Discover in the above infographic the symptoms of cataract disease, the factors that increase the likelihood of developing it, and how to treat it

Symptoms of cataract

  • double vision
  • Inability to tolerate bright light
  • Gradual loss of vision without pain
  • Presence of a clouding of the eye
  • Pupil color changes from normal black to gray or white

Factors that increase the risk of developing cataracts

  • aging
  • genetic factor
  • smoking
  • diabetes
  • Previous eye injury or surgery

Methods of treating cataracts

  • Simple outpatient surgery using local anaesthesia
  • Drops that relieve symptoms and do not cure the disease
  • Cataract disease can cause blindness if left untreated

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