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Cataract Surgery

All About Cataract

A cataract is the clouding of the lens of our eye and is a natural part of the ageing process.

Vision loss may be gradual, painless and hard to detect until significant loss has occurred. Depending on the nature and cause, a cataract can develop rapidly over a few months or slowly over many years. People with a cataract in only one eye may notice a loss of depth perception; this can cause problems in judging where the stairs are and determining the distance of cars driving in front of them.

There is no Medication, Drops or Diet available that can prevent or slow down cataract formation. Surgical removal is the only known effective cure for cataract. After Cataract Surgery Intra Ocular Lens (IOL) is implanted through the opening created and placed inside the eye in place of the natural lens that has been removed.

What are the causes of cataract

Cataracts are multi-faceted.

  • Old age : Most important factor.
  • Hereditary
  • Traumatic cataract: Cataract due to injury
  • Medicines as steroids.
  • Systemic diseases like diabetes.
  • Long term exposure to sunlight.

How does cataract affect vision

What are the different types of cataracts

  • Age-related cataract: Most cataracts are related to aging.
  • Congenital cataract: Some babies are born with cataracts or develop them in childhood, often in both eyes. These cataracts may not affect vision. If they do, they may need to be removed.
  • Secondary cataract: Cataracts are more likely to develop in people who have certain other health problems, such as diabetes. Also, cataracts are sometimes linked to steroid use.
  • Traumatic cataract: Cataracts can develop soon after an eye injury, or years later.

What is the treatment available

Choose No needle - No stitch - No patch Cataract surgeries by Phacoemulsification with Foldable IOL implantation at Doctor Eye Institute

State of the Art Technology at Doctor Eye Institute includes;
  • Latest Whitestar Signature Phaco system
  • Ellips SX Headpiece * HIR - 900 Microscope
  • Motorised Slit lamp with EBIOS system
  • Micro incision Phaco Surgery with Monofocal / Multifocal / Toric IOL implants

WHITESTAR COLD PHACO Technology of Signature system is clinically proven to produce clearer corneas on post-op day 1. This is one of its types as it can perform Phacoemulsification and Posterior Vitrectomy with the same system.

When should a cataract be operated?

When eyestrain develops continuously and your eyesight interferes with your daily life and your ability to read, to work, or do the things you enjoy. You will probably want to consider surgery if this is the case.

What are the symptoms of cataracts?

  • Painless blurring of vision
  • Glare and reduction of vision in bright light.
  • Double vision in one eye,
  • Fading of colors.
  • Difficulty in driving especially at night
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass prescription
  • Sensitivity to bright lamps or sunlight
  • Poor night vision

Points to Remember

  • Surgery is the only treatment for cataract
  • Surgery should not be delayed till the cataract is mature
  • Any cataract which causes blurring of vision that interferes with one’s daily activities
  • should be operated
  • Surgery can be done in any season with modern technology
  • There are no diet restrictions and no need for bed rest