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[Case Study MW 50D] Screening for Cataract

Cataract is a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque (1A), resulting in blurred vision. 
According to the World Health Organization, cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world.


  • Cloudy or blurry vision
  • Colors look faded
  • Can’t see well at night
  • See a halo around lights
  • See double (this sometimes goes away as the cataract gets bigger)


Conduct several tests, including:

  • Visual acuity test. A visual acuity test uses an eye chart to measure how well your patient can read a series of letters.
  • Slit-lamp examination. A slit lamp allows ophthalmologists to see the anterior structures of the eye under magnification (1B).


When prescription glasses can't clear the vision, the only effective treatment for cataracts is surgery. Cataract surgery involves removing the clouded lens (2) and replacing it with a clear artificial lens. The artificial lens, called an intraocular lens (3), is positioned in the same place as your natural lens. It remains a permanent part of your eye.

Matthieu LeconteDr Matthieu Leconte

Dr. Matthieu Leconte, M.D., is a highly respected french ophthalmologist and an expert in cataract surgery. With a passion for novel technologies, telemedicine, and medical imaging, Dr. Leconte's work represents a blend of the latest advancements in medical technology and superior patient care.

In his practice in Rouen, Dr. Leconte has performed thousands of successful cataract surgeries. He uses state-of-the-art surgical techniques and equipment, ensuring the best possible outcomes for his patients. His adeptness in handling complex cases has earned him a well-respected place in the field of ophthalmology, both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Leconte's fascination with new technology has led him to become an advocate for telemedicine, a tool he uses extensively to increase accessibility to specialist care, especially for patients in remote locations. His practice uses the latest developments in medical imaging to accurately diagnose and manage various eye conditions.

Beyond his clinical work, Dr. Leconte is a published author in several medical journals, contributing to the growing body of knowledge in his field. He often attends and speaks at international conferences, sharing his insights and discussing the future of ophthalmology.

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