Having a cataract in your eyes makes a person's vision cloudy. The goal of cataract-removal surgery is to let the patient see more clearly. An eye surgeon will remove the patient's eye's cloudy lens and put a clear and artificial lens in its place. This new lens is the patient's eye will be a permanent part of their eye. Cataract removal surgery is routine. About two million people in India have this surgery every year. It's a safe procedure, too. Most people with cataract surgery can go home the same day without any predicaments. That's because surgeons can remove cataracts with just a tiny incision. This technique isn't new. Doctors performing cataract surgery in Mumbai have been using it for about 50 years.
Cataract Removal Step by Step
Most people stay awake during cataract surgery. However, you won't feel the procedure. Your surgeon will use a medicine to numb the area around your eye. The doctor may also give you other medication to help you feel calm. So, though you're awake, you'll be comfortable. Next, your surgeon will put drops in your eye. These widen (dilate) the black area (pupil) in the center of your eye. The pupil is a hole. Dilating it lets more light in and gives your doctor a better look into your eye.
During cataract surgery, Vision Eyes uses a local anesthetic to numb your eye so the patient won't feel anything during the entire procedure. The patient will be awake during surgery, but they won't be able to see what's happening in their eye. Our ophthalmologists at Vision Eyes, some of the best cataract surgeons in Mumbai, perform cataract surgery with the utility of state-of-the-art femtosecond laser. First, we create a tiny incision in the patient's eye with the laser near the edge of their cornea and then emulsify the cataract and their natural lens using ultrasound. We remove the emulsified material of their old lens through the tiny incision and install their new, clear intraocular lens. This part of the procedure takes about 15 minutes, but the patient will be in the office longer to prepare their eye for surgery and afterward for a brief recovery.
The best cataract surgeon in Mumbai will make a small incision on the patient's eye's front part (cornea). A unique instrument lets the doctor break up the cloudy part of the lens and suctions it out. The thick outer layer of the lens (the lens capsule) stays in place. The surgeon inserts an artificial lens into the lens capsule. This new lens is made of plastic, silicone, or acrylic. But it will feel like a natural part of the patient's eye. The incision to put in the new lens will be so small that it will heal independently. No stitches are needed. The name for this cataract procedure is phacoemulsification. It's a common type of cataract surgery. But it is only suitable for some.
A less common type is extracapsular surgery. It requires a more significant cut in the cornea and usually stitches to close it. The surgeon doesn't break up the cloudy lens. Instead, the surgeon takes it out in one piece. If the patient has certain eye complications, the patient might have this type of surgery. Or, the patient might need it if their new lens needs to be more flexible to fit through a small incision. Cataract surgery usually takes about an hour. Doctors remove just one cataract at a time. The patient will need two separate procedures if they have cataracts in both eyes.
Cataract surgery can make a big difference in the patient's ability to see the world crystal clear again if they've been diagnosed with cataracts or have any symptoms. For many adults, it's like a breath of fresh air to finally view the world through a crisp, clear lens. The surgery is distinctive when performed by the Best Cataract Eye Specialist in Mumbai from Vision Eyes. Find out if cataract surgery is right for you. Contact Vission Eyes to schedule a consultation or request an appointment with the most affordable Cataract Operation Cost in Mumbai.