Cataracts and Glaucoma are two degenerative eye diseases that can cause permanent vision loss. Both of these eye diseases occur as a natural part of the aging process but have distinct symptoms.
Cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye which changes the entry of the light into the eye. With natural aging, the protein clumps disturbs the passage of the protein and affects the old cells thereby causing cataract. In Cataract Surgery, the lens inside your eye that has become cloudy is removed and replaced with an artificial lens to restore clear vision. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and does not require an overnight stay in a hospital or other care facility.
While glaucoma is the damaging of the optic nerve due to the intense pressure build up on the inside of the eye. If the pressure is not treated, the optic nerve can cause permanent blindness. This eye disease can be treated with eye drops, pills, laser surgery, traditional surgery or a combination of these methods.