Xiamen Net News (Xiamen Daily reporter Liu Rong, correspondent Chen Fang): In many people's eyes, cataract is the "patent" of the elderly, but Mr. Wang from Jiangxi is only 35 years old this year, but has been diagnosed with cataract. The ophthalmologist said that this had a lot to do with his occupation.
Mr. Wang has been doing electric welding business with his uncle in Quanzhou in recent years. Some time ago, their store took over a big project. Mr. Wang worked more than 12 hours a day for more than half a month. Because he often needed fine operation, he sometimes simply took off his protective glasses and worked with naked eyes. However, when the project was finished, Mr. Wang found that his eyesight dropped seriously and he could not see clearly. Mr. Wang went to the drugstore to buy some eye drops, but with using the eye drop for more than half a month, his eyes didn't get any better. Since his eyesight was getting worse and worse, Mr. Wang went to Xiamen Eye Center for treatmen...
Chief doctor Chen Wei found that Xiao Wang's eye lens were cloudy and he was diagnosed as cataract. Chen Wei explained that electric welding has a short-wavelength ultraviolet light. Working with naked eyes for a long term will affect the cornea and eye lens and accelerate the formation of cataracts. The biggest function of protective glasses is to filter out ultraviolet light and effectively reduce the damage of electric welding to the eyes.
Because the lens turbidity caused by cataract is generally irreversible, there is no special medicine to cure cataract at present, and some drugs in the market have little therapeutic effect, and the only treatment is surgery. Recently, he successfully got a successful cataract surgery in Cataract Department of Xiamen Eye Center. His visual acuity of both eyes reached 1.0 after operation. The original fuzzy world became clear again, which made Mr. Wang very happy.The ultraviolet radiation in Southern Fujian is strong, which causes high incidence of cataract.
Studies have shown that the people who have live in sunny areas for more than 30 years or are often exposed to strong light in their work and life have a much higher proportion of cataract than other people.
According to Dr. Chen Wei, Southern Fujian is located in the coastal area, with subtropical climate, intense ultraviolet radiation all year round, and also a high incidence area of cataract. The cataract specialists of Xiamen Eye Center have received many fishermen around the age of 40. They had worked in the hot sun for a long time and suffered from cataracts to varying degrees
Dr. Chen Wei reminded that the people who work under the sun or strong light for a long time should wear good quality sunglasses and sun hats to reduce the damage of ultraviolet rays to their eyes, and eat more fruits and vegetables with high vitamin content, such as apples, oranges, spinach and water spinach. Once you find some symptoms such as vision loss, glare and visual overlap, you should get the ophthalmology examination in time.