Duration of Treatmentusually takes 10 to 20 minutes

Days of Stayusually daycare in the hospital and 5 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaLocal anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is a surgical procedure to remove the natural eye lens when it is cloudy and replace it with an artificial lens.

 

Cataract surgery signs include:

  • Dim vision, Clouded or blurred.
  • Difficulty in the vision at night.
  • Sensitivity to light.
  • Difficulty in reading and other activities.
  • Keep changes in eyeglass.
  • Fading or yellowing of colors.

 

Cataract surgery risk factor includes:-

  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Drooping eyelid
  • Dislocation of artificial lens
  • Retinal detachment
  • Glaucoma
  • Secondary cataract
  • Loss of vision
  • To identify the diagnosis doctor advised going for complete evolution - visual acuity test, Slit-lamp examination or Retinal exam
  • The Patient has to undergo some investigation like ultrasound test measure the size of eyes.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on the same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.
  • Antibiotic eye drops may be prescribed for use one or two days before the surgery.

Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia will guide you about the benefits and risk factor of cataract surgery.

There are a number of different surgical techniques used in cataract surgery:

Phacoemulsification: It’s a very most common technique used in developed countries. It involves the use of a machine with an ultrasonic handpiece equipped with a titanium or steel tip.

Extracapsular cataract surgery: it’s a procedure that used mainly for very advanced cataracts stage in which the lens is too dense to dissolve into fragments or when phacoemulsification is impossible.

Intracapsular cataract surgery: It involves the removal of the lens and the surrounding lens capsule in one piece. The procedure has a relatively high rate of complications due to the large incision required and pressure placed on the vitreous body.

Step 1 – Anesthesia: Cataract surgery takes 10 to 20 minutes depending upon the procedures by giving local anaesthesia to relieve pain.

Step 2 – The incision: The surgeon makes a tiny incision by laser or blade to reach the lens into the eye by using very small instruments to replace the artificial lens with cataract.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions: Usually, your surgeon will not need to stitch the incisions closed. These “self-sealing” incisions eventually will close by themselves over time. A shield will be placed over your eye to protect it while you heal from surgery.

  • The doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications and managing.
  • Patients are allowed to wear sunglasses to protest eyes for the first week.
  • Read books in moderation for the first week.
  • Need follow-up after 6 months

The success rate depends on the patient, surgeon experience but according to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) overall success rate is more than 98 percent.

 

  • Are you board-certified eye surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform cataract surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for cataract surgery?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of cataract surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the cataract surgery?
  • Do I need to go to another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my cataract surgery?

 

 

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CATARACT SURGERY

Duration of Treatmentusually takes 10 to 20 minutes

Days of Stayusually daycare in the hospital and 5 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaLocal anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is a surgical procedure to remove the natural eye lens when it is cloudy and replace it with an artificial lens.

 

symptoms

Cataract surgery signs include:

  • Dim vision, Clouded or blurred.
  • Difficulty in the vision at night.
  • Sensitivity to light.
  • Difficulty in reading and other activities.
  • Keep changes in eyeglass.
  • Fading or yellowing of colors.

 

risk factors

Cataract surgery risk factor includes:-

  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Drooping eyelid
  • Dislocation of artificial lens
  • Retinal detachment
  • Glaucoma
  • Secondary cataract
  • Loss of vision

preparation

  • To identify the diagnosis doctor advised going for complete evolution - visual acuity test, Slit-lamp examination or Retinal exam
  • The Patient has to undergo some investigation like ultrasound test measure the size of eyes.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on the same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.
  • Antibiotic eye drops may be prescribed for use one or two days before the surgery.

procedure

Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia will guide you about the benefits and risk factor of cataract surgery.

There are a number of different surgical techniques used in cataract surgery:

Phacoemulsification: It’s a very most common technique used in developed countries. It involves the use of a machine with an ultrasonic handpiece equipped with a titanium or steel tip.

Extracapsular cataract surgery: it’s a procedure that used mainly for very advanced cataracts stage in which the lens is too dense to dissolve into fragments or when phacoemulsification is impossible.

Intracapsular cataract surgery: It involves the removal of the lens and the surrounding lens capsule in one piece. The procedure has a relatively high rate of complications due to the large incision required and pressure placed on the vitreous body.

Step 1 – Anesthesia: Cataract surgery takes 10 to 20 minutes depending upon the procedures by giving local anaesthesia to relieve pain.

Step 2 – The incision: The surgeon makes a tiny incision by laser or blade to reach the lens into the eye by using very small instruments to replace the artificial lens with cataract.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions: Usually, your surgeon will not need to stitch the incisions closed. These “self-sealing” incisions eventually will close by themselves over time. A shield will be placed over your eye to protect it while you heal from surgery.

post procedure

  • The doctor will give complete information about post care of surgery, regarding recovery; proper caring of incisions, taking medications and managing.
  • Patients are allowed to wear sunglasses to protest eyes for the first week.
  • Read books in moderation for the first week.
  • Need follow-up after 6 months

success rate

The success rate depends on the patient, surgeon experience but according to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) overall success rate is more than 98 percent.

 

faqs from doctor

  • Are you board-certified eye surgeon?
  • How many years’ experience of you has in this field?
  • How many surgeries are you doing every day?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform cataract surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for cataract surgery?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What treatment plan do you recommend and Why?
  • What are my options if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my treatment surgery?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of cataract surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the cataract surgery?
  • Do I need to go to another surgery in the future?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my cataract surgery?

 

 

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