Eye Health : Cataract

by Anna Katharina on October 22, 2010

in Family,Health Concerns,Journal

International Eye Center 

Cataract is the clouding of the lens in the eye that effects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Risk factors are diseases like diabetes, personal behavior such as smoking, alcohol use, and environmental factors like prolonged exposure to ultraviolet sunlight.

According to the 3rd National Blindness Survey done in 2002, the top three causes of visual impairment are cataract, error of refraction, and glaucoma. Cataract is the number one cause of reversible blindness in the country.

What are the symptoms of cataract?

  1. Cloudy or blurry vision
  2. Colors seem faded
  3. Glare. Headlights, lamps, or sunlight may appear too bright. A halo may appear around lights.
  4. Poor night vision
  5. Double vision or multiple images in one eye
  6. Frequent prescription changes in your eyeglasses or contact lenses.

My mom was one of these Filipinos affected by cataract; she’s 73 years old and had undergone cataract operation with lens implant on both eyes a month ago. She was so fortunate to been under the care of an ophthalmologist, who is committed in providing the highest quality eye care to his patients.

Her ophthalmologist, is diplomate eye specialist Dr Noel J. Lacsamana. Aside from his comprehensive treatment he provides to his patients, Dr Noel J. Lacsamana is on the forefront of disseminating information about eye health through several radio programs.

Dr Noel J. Lacsamana radio program schedule:

DZBB (594 AM)      1st and 3rd Monday; 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
R.W (95.1 FM)        Friday 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
DZRH (666 AM)      2nd and 4th Saturday; 10:00 PM – 12:00 MN
CLTV 36                     Saturday; 6:30 PM – 7:30 MN
104.3 FM                    Sunday; 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

If you have any concerns about your eye conditions you may want to contact Dr. Noel J. Lacsamana clinics today for a consultation.

IS Clinic
IS Pavillion, Medical Arts Bldg, Banga Meycauayan City, Bulacan
Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Contact Numbers: (044) 8405094, (044) 9353191, 0916-309-8524

International Eye Center
Level II Robinsons’s Gate, Robinsons Pampanga
Mon-Sat 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tel # (045) 875-2009

Dr. Noel J. Lacsamana’s International Eye Clinic boasts state-of-the-art medical facilities, with advanced technology available to offer patients a variety of ophthalmic services and treatments, including routine eye examinations and sophisticated LASIK surgery.

Thank you Dr. Noel J. Lacsamana, for all your good deeds not just to my mom but for people from all walks of life, which you have cared for and treated. My mom can’t thank you enough for her better sight. You have definitely made a difference in the lives of many.

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Sonia S. Salud January 25, 2011 at 8:40 am

Gud am,
My mother is 81 years old and she is suffering from cataract. She really wanted her clear sight to be back. She wanted to read her bible but because of her poor sight she opted to listen na lang to the sermon and during bible studies which she frequently attend. We are living in Noveleta, Cavite . Saan po kaya mas maganda na makapunta kami where we could see you personally para makita ninyo ang nanay ko. Doc I really prayed for a good and the best doctor and the Lord heard my prayer. Please give me an idea how much it will cost? Maramami pong salamat God bless you doc.

Anna Katharina January 25, 2011 at 11:15 pm

@mam sonia: I tried to sent you an email regarding your query but it seems the email address does not exist. Can you email me?Thanks po.

Cris Caras July 15, 2011 at 8:40 pm

gud day. Inquire ko lang po ang lolo ko kasi 83 years old na pero malakas pa ang pangangatawan, ang problema lang po nya talaga e yung mata nya. 1 mata na lng po ang nakakakita at malabo pa. Ask ko lang po kung kaya po ba masolve yun ng LASIK surgery at pwede po ba makahingi ng quote kung mga magkano. Saka pupunta lang po ba kami sa clinik at gagawin agad operation o check muna tapos babalik na lng for schedule. Taga cavite po kasi kami.

Salamat po.

Anna Katharina July 17, 2011 at 6:56 pm

@Cris: Please contact po niyo ang clinic ni Dr Lacasama, sa number na nakasulat sa blog. Pwede din po kayong makinig sa mga radio program niya at magtanong. Thank you po.

jen_love39 September 7, 2011 at 9:35 am

good morning doc.ask ko lang po kung makakakita pa po ba left side ng mata ng anak ko kasi napuning lang po sya then the other day hindi na sya makita ,doc.my pag’asa pa po ba na makita anak?mga magkano po magagasto sa operasyon kung sakali?Taga bohol po kasi ako. Salamat.

Anna Katharina September 7, 2011 at 3:11 pm

@ jen: kailangan po kasi na madala ninyo siya sa isang opthalmologist para malaman po ang dahilan, mayroon po kasi na mga instrumento para masilip ng mabuti ang kanyang mga mata. sana po madala ninyo siya sa lalong madaling panahon.

jen_love39 September 8, 2011 at 11:44 am

Good morning, po pinaoperahan ko na po anak ko ang kaso hindi naman gumaling malabo pa rin po paningin nya malaki na po nagasto ko pbalik balik sa hospital;lumawas po kami ng manila para dito mapagamot anak ko.Pwede po ba ako magpschedule kasi may nagsabi skin na magaling na doctor dc. lacsamana.umaasa po ako sa inyong kasagutan.,salamat

Anna Katharina September 8, 2011 at 2:52 pm

@jen; Contact Dr Lacsamana’s clinic at these numbers
2nd Level Robinsons Gate
Robinsons Starmills
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tel no.: (045) 875 – 2009
Cel. no.: (+63)920 – 909 – 9937
IS Pavillions
Ground Floor, Banga
Meycauayan, Bulacan
Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tel no. (044) 840 – 5094
Cel. no.: (+63)916 – 309 – 8524
Email: inquiry@theinternationaleyecenter.com2nd Level Robinsons Gate
Robinsons Starmills
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tel no.: (045) 875 – 2009
Cel. no.: (+63)920 – 909 – 9937
IS Pavillions
Ground Floor, Banga
Meycauayan, Bulacan
Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tel no. (044) 840 – 5094
Cel. no.: (+63)916 – 309 – 8524
Email: inquiry@theinternationaleyecenter.com

amalia albao March 22, 2012 at 5:38 pm

meron po ba kayo malapit dito sa laguna or sa manila? na center?

Roufer May 18, 2012 at 2:21 am

Doc. .panu po malalaman kung suspeet ka ng glaucoma?Kc po malaBo ung riGht eye ko tapos.Na mumulat na parang pakiramdam ko na mamaga.Kung may glaucoma po ako may pag-asa pa po bA kung gumaling? 20/70 po vision ng riGht eye ko. And yung left 20/20 po.Please answer me doc.Thanks

Anna Katharina May 20, 2012 at 8:16 am

@roufer: the best for you to do is to consult an ophthalmologist para matingnan talaga ang eye problem mo.

joie caldeo June 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm

doc.may malapit po bah kaung clinic d2 sa monumento en wat tum en day po kau dun tnx po pa2chek up q ung mata q kz madaming dumi sa paningin ko n d nki2ta ng mga doc.bka po jan msagot n ung mga tanong q…tnx po..my nkatabi po kz me sa hospital nkwento nia n mganda nga dw po jan..

Anna Katharina June 3, 2012 at 10:49 pm

@joie: Just contact Dr Noel Lacsamana

leslie annie July 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm

hi po doc tatanung ko lng po kung anu po maggng treatment kasi po yung anak ko na 3 yrs.old na po yung kabilang eye po nya nagbabanlag…magagawan pa po ba ng paraan yun….

abegail delos reyes July 25, 2012 at 8:47 pm

hi po.. my niece has eye problem.. ngpacheck up po sila sa feu.. the doctor said that my niece need to undergo two operations.. kc daw ung nerve nya sa mata eh di po gumagana pag pinatingin sya sa taas hindi nya kya naduduling.. ung first operation po for the nerves po and ung second babawasan ng talukap.. aabutin daw po ng more or less hundred thousand.. :( (

abegail delos reyes July 25, 2012 at 8:49 pm

magkan0 po kaya aabutin pag sa inyo??

Anna Katharina July 26, 2012 at 9:36 pm

@abegail: http://theinternationaleyecenter.com/?page_id=96
Sa website po na ito kayo sumangguni,at magtanong. And try to contact po ang clinic ni Dr Lacsamana.

Edgar M. Guardian September 3, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Doc ask ko lang po kung may clinic po ba kayo dito sa Alabang ?Pagamot ko po pteredium ko, God bless po!

lina r. vidal September 10, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Dear Dr. Lacsamana,

My daughter has an eye problem which she thinks stems up from constant use od computer. This the nature of her job. She is now 6 months pregnant and she can’t see well in the late afternoon and evening. Her vision is blurred on her right eye. The left eye is okay. The doctors cannot see anything wrong since both eyes are clear. The eye is red , not itchy but she feels there is film covering her right eye, she also sees black object. Is it possible that could be due to her pregnancy? This is her first and she is 35 years old. Is there a possibility that this could be pregnancy related ? Please reply and many thanks and more power to philanthropic activities. respectfully yours lina r vidal

Lianne October 2, 2012 at 12:39 am

nice article! gud day po :) ask ko lang po kung may pa sched po ba ang consultation kay dr lacsamana or first come first serve? kc plan ko po magpa check up sa kanya e taga Muntinlupa pa po ako and sayang naman po sa pamasahe pag pumunta and di nakapagpa check up man lang .I would appreciate your response. salamat po :)

Anna Katharina October 15, 2012 at 9:12 am

@lianne; http://theinternationaleyecenter.com/?page_id=96
Naka link po ang website ni Dr Lacsamana, pwede ninyo po contact ang clinic para sa mga detalye. Thank you po.

Anna Katharina October 15, 2012 at 9:13 am

@ ms lina v.; http://theinternationaleyecenter.com/?page_id=96
Naka link po ang website ni Dr Lacsamana, pwede ninyo po contact ang clinic para sa mga detalye. Thank you po.

Anna Katharina October 15, 2012 at 9:14 am

@edgar: http://theinternationaleyecenter.com/?page_id=96
Naka link po ang website ni Dr Lacsamana, pwede ninyo po contact ang clinic para sa mga detalye. Thank you po.

Ram November 10, 2012 at 9:12 am

May nraramdaman ako kirot sa mata tapus double vision masakit ulo ko nahihilo at masakit ang batok mata po bta yun

daniella carlos March 25, 2013 at 4:57 pm

I am planning to have laser surgery for my both eyes with 525/525 vision. I just want to know how much does it cost. Thank you and I am hoping for your reply.

Marietta S. Quitioan October 29, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Doc. ask ko lang po, poyde po b malaman kung my clinic po kayo dito sa manila, at kunin ko po yong schedule ngclinic nyo, kasi po yong ate ko po my cataract gusto po nya mgpacheck up sayo sa tacloban city, leyte po sya punta po sya sa manila sa lastweek ng Nov. napapakinggan po kayo nya sa DZRH.

Thank you & I am hoping for your response.

emm abbas December 12, 2013 at 11:43 am

hi.. mam.. m ay chanCE pa kaya na akakita mr ko.. naoperhan lt eye nia sa saudi thne ngayun ug rt eye nia ang nd na naman makakita. gustoko sana dalhin sa manla kaso wala kaiming sapat na halaga

Ella Vergara March 16, 2014 at 8:53 am

Hi Doc, we are planning to go to your clinic next week for consultation, I’ve been through multiple operations the first one is when i was 4 years old then the next one was last 2012. I am 15 years old and the last time we visited an ophthalmologist, I was informed by the doctor that they can do an operation but then theres no guarantee that I can get my left eye sight back it was affected by cataract. The last specialist who checked my eye informed me that there is a malpractices issues happened on the first operation. We are really confused on what to believe since we’ve been through different specialist. I hope you can help me to get cure on my eye problem. We are on the process of contacting your clinic and were looking forward. Thanks!

jaz May 7, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Ask lang po, yn mata ko po kasi 2x ng sumasakit, para pong may tumutusok wala naman pong puwing, pg nwala nman po un pananakit medyo lumalabo na o un paningin ng isa kong mata. Ano po b ang dapt kong gawin? May dpat po b na ipapatak sa mata ko?

nichell lumanglas May 24, 2014 at 7:06 pm

ak q lang po doc kung magkanu ang aabutin kc po nabanlag ang mata when i was 12 yrs.old ndi nman sapul s pagkbata konagdodble po ang tingin ko ung lng pong left eye ko

nichell lumanglas May 24, 2014 at 7:06 pm

im 28 yrs.old n po

Gina Calag July 4, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Gud pm po inquire lng po ako. Mama ko po ksi kailangan maoperahan sa katarata,tnung ko lng po mgknu ang operasyon.

Maria lani d. Espinosa April 23, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Hello doc,im maria lani d. Espinosa dialysis patient,dati na po akong nagpa laser ng aking mata ngaun po lalong lumabo halos wala na akong makita aninag nalang im 56 years old..na po.sana matulungan nio po ako..

jenny san antonio May 11, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Hello po Dr Lacsamana, i’m jenny san antonio po nais po sana namin mag pa undergo for operation ng mother namin and katatawag lang po sakin ng inay ko na always syang nakikinig sa DZRH and sabi nya low price lang po ang operation sa kanya,nag enquire naman po kami kaso nasa 75k po lahat yong total amounth na need nmin na ma cme up.na sad lang po ako kc ng tumawag sakin si inay mga 10k to 5k lang po kaya nagulat po ako sa amount hope po may mas less pa po sa amounth para po ma operahan ang inay ko.maraming salamat po.

Deborah De Peralta June 8, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Tanong ko lng po ang nanay ko po gusto po magpaopera s mta meron dw po kyong presyo pra sa mga senior , magkano po pg senior & indigent po

Dandy Ramos June 10, 2015 at 8:31 am

Hi po ask ko LNG po SNA kc may polar cataract.po SBI po ng docpo d2 as isabeka mahirap DW pong operahan ilang minuto po ba sang operstiin

diana maria d. zuniga October 5, 2015 at 10:26 pm

Hi, would like to ask if you have clinic near by san pablo city, laguna. My mom had been hospitalized two weeks ago and her eyes were affected due to katarata both eyes and galoucoma on the right eye the reason why her right eye can no longer see a vision. Is there anything ypu can do about to cure her eyes so that she can see? She is already 70 years old.

Roshiel de guia April 12, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Ask ko lang po kung magkano pgpaopera ng catarAct sa inyo..tnxs po!roshiel de guia po eto ng samar

Jenjen ceniza June 11, 2017 at 2:15 pm

Good po doc ?

Nag pa check up ako sa Mata KO sabi nang doctor may catarac dao ako sa Mata KO po wala namang catarac na puti
Unang pa check up KO sa OPTICAL sabi nya po may catarac dao po ako
Sabi nya po hongi dao po ako bang second opinion Kong pwd ba maka eye glass ako

Tapos punta ako sa second opinion sabi nya point may catarac dao (pedia)

Humingi po ako nang thrid opinion sana

Jenjen ceniza June 11, 2017 at 2:18 pm

Saan po ba malapit check up para sa Mata

brenda July 15, 2017 at 11:05 pm

is doctor lacsamana performing eye lasers? thankyou.

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alfred cruz January 25, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Good Day po! ask ko lang po HM po ang check up? thank you po..God Bless!

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