SENILE CATARACT

  • Painless gradual vision loss is seen in senile cataract
  • Intumescent cataract is notorious for glaucoma formation
  • Immature senile cataract can be best differentiated from mature senile cataract by Distant direct ophthalmoscopy
  • In a patient with senile cataract the macular functions can be tested by Two-light discrimination test, Maddox rod test & Laser interferometry
  • Atopic dermatitis, Blue dot congenital cataract & Dystrophica myotonica Is responsible for presenile cataract
  • Most popular procedure for senile cataract is Phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation
  • Most common type of senile cataract is Cunieform
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