Hyper-mature cataract with history of diabetes
Hello, my grandmother is 82 years old. She is suffering from diabetes for last fifteen years. She was having poor vision and complaining about it for quite few days. She was taken to the doctor and diagnosed with hyper-mature cataract. She needs to undergo surgery now. We are all worried for her. I heard that it is a very complicated surgery. Can any one please tell me what it is.
@abhishikta Hypermature cataracts are pearly white and could have fluid within the capsule. When a high amount of fluid is present and the nucleus size shrinks, it is known as a Morgagnian cataract. Clinical features include Liquefying lens cortex, sunken brownish nucleus, flecks of calcium salt deposits on the anterior capsule, dense capsular opacities can be from epithelial hypertrophy, may undergone spontaneous rupture to the anterior chamber, causing inflammatory reaction which is known as phacoanaphyllaxis uveitis, may also be complicated with phacolytic glaucoma as the inflammatory cells become trapped in trabecular meshwork and obstructed the filtration flow of the aqueous humor.