Recognize the Symptoms of Cataract, Treat Soon!

Saturday, May 7, 2011 Label:
Cataract is one of the biggest causes of blindness in Indonesia. According to Jusuf Kalla, chairman of the Central PMI blind people in Indonesia are about three million people. "Approximately fifty percent of people who suffer from blindness caused by cataract," he said.
According Ikke Wiyogo, the head of the Department of Eye Health Sciences Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia (Faculty of medicine) - Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM), cataract is a cloudiness in the lens of the eye. "It usually occurs in older age fifty years and over because of degeneration, which is not good nutrition, and exposure to ultraviolet light," he explained.

But did not rule out cataracts also attacked early childhood, "Usually it's because of rubella infection."
Cataract attacked in varying degrees of levels of immature, half-baked, cooked, and overcooked. Ikke proceed indication whether a person needed surgery because of cataract is when the person feels uncomfortable with his eyesight. "Once she feels uncomfortable direct us to check. Do not let us check directly severe degree, "added Ikke.
Eyes are a very important organ. However, cataract disorder often underestimated. The cost of cataract surgery suspected to be the cause of people are reluctant to check her eyes.
Ikke say to one eye and once in the RSCM operations will cost approximately Rp 5.600.000, while private hospitals can charge up to Rp 8,000,000.
The importance of organ and eye surgery cost is quite expensive cause PMI intends to continue this program. "With support from the community it is not impossible we could help not just thousands but millions of people across Indonesia," explained the chairman of the PMI Central Jusuf Kalla. Jusuf further ten thousand people are free to target katrak, "Just as a program providing free glasses that we do."
Free cataract surgery program is scheduled to proceed to Banjarmasin and Banten. "Date (29/05) we will be held in Banjarmasin proceed date (6.7) we will be held in Banten," said Farid Hussein from PMI Central. At this time the PMI operation and RSCM forty-eight patients operated on cataract patients for free.
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