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Cataract Surgery

cataract surgery

What is Cataract?

The lens of the eye which is made of water and protein helps focus light into the retina through which visual signals are sent to the brain. Excess of protein building leads to lens blocking. The cloud form on your eye lens due to excess protein reduces vision due to blockage of light passing to the retina. This excess protein built-up which leads to lens blockage is called cataract.

Who can have Cataract?

Cataract is considered as a normal process of aging. At our center for cataract treatment we come across patients from the age group of 60 plus. Few patient cases in the age group of 45-60 are also detected for femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery in Mumbai at our center.

Symptoms of Cataract

Some of the more common symptoms of cataract include:

  • Glare
  • Fading or yellowing of colours
  • Poor night vision
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Halos around lights
  • A feeling of viewing through a frosted piece of glass or fog
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent change in eye glasses or contact lenses

If you are facing such symptoms then an early detection of cataract will help you take a decision under the professional guidance of our Doctors.

People with a cataract in only one eye may notice a loss of depth perception; this can cause problems in judging where stairs are and determining the distance of cars driving in front of them.

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    Cloudy Vision

  • Washed out Vision

    Washed out Vision

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    Unclear Edges

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    More Light Needed

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    Glare in Vision

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    Yellowing of Vision

lens replacement surgery render accurate correction for vision. If you would like to be femtosecond laser and it will also a leading reason why cataract surgeons are excited about their potential, due to the automation these lasers can provide – in creating the capsulorhexis and in pre-chopping the nucleus, reducing the overall energy needed to remove the cataract.

Why The Vission Eye Center for Cataract Surgery Treatment?

Our surgeons are all highly trained and have had extensive experience with the most up-to-date techniques used for cataract surgery in Mumbai at our center. The OSC offers a relaxed and friendly setting for the patient and the patient’s family. Shortly after cataract operation is completed, the patient may go home and resume almost all routine activities.

It must be understood that complications may occur in all types of surgery. In cataract treatment, haemorrhage, infection, and swelling are all possible, but very uncommon. The chance of any significant cataract surgery complications is less than 1%. It is among the safest and most successful procedure in the medical field. However, if a problem does arise, prompt treatment may resolve it.

About a year after surgery, approximately 20% of the patients who undergo femtosecond Laser cataract surgery develop a haze of the capsular membrane surrounding the lens implant. Should this occur, YAG laser treatment is recommended. The YAG laser is used to create an opening in the clouded membrane, which significantly improves the patient’s vision. It is one of the safest treatments used in ophthalmology. It is painless, requires no anaesthesia or incision, and takes only minutes to complete.

Laser in cataract render accurate correction for vision. Laser in cataract also is a leading reason why cataract surgeons are excited about their potential, due to the automation these lasers can provide – in creating the capsulorhexis and in pre-chopping the nucleus, reducing the overall energy needed to remove the cataract. Depending on the growth of cataract & the damage it causes to your vision, the call to remove it is taken. Our consultation process gives you an opportunity to understand cataract surgery or procedure involved, the cataract operation cost in Mumbai. A larger portion of cloudiness in your eye lens can impair vision partially or completely. In such cases, it is advisable to have a cornea transplant in Mumbai at our clinic, The Vission Eye Center.

Cataract Surgery Treatment

Presently, there is no medication, eye drops, exercises or glasses to cure or prevent cataracts. Surgery is the only way to remove a cataract. Cataract surgery is one of the most safest and common type of surgery. Cataracts cannot be removed with a laser, only through surgical incision. In cataract surgery the cloudy lens is removed from the eye.

The focusing power of the removed lens is achieved by replacing it with a permanent intraocular lens implant (IOL), which has been selected to suit the specific eye measurements of each patient. The expense of Cataract surgery is an essential subject on the grounds that it is the most regularly performed surgery on the planet.

What is Cataract?

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can cataract surgery give you 20/20 vision?

    Patients want to know if they would achieve 20/20 vision after cataract surgery, a surgical procedure to replace their eye lens with an artificial one. This happens when the existing cataract makes the vision cloudy and blurry, usually in older adults. You can have 20/20 vision if you do not have other health conditions, such as corneal scarring, macular scarring and wrinkling, macular degeneration and glaucoma. During cataract surgery, the surgeon replaces the human lens with an artificial lens, which could cause compromised vision when other conditions are present.
    Patients could be farsighted or nearsighted, but they can use multifocal artificial lenses when preparing their spectacles after surgery. They resemble bifocal contact lenses, which are permanently placed in the patient’s eye. They are incredibly effective if you do not have astigmatism, in which you would have to get the same treated before the artificial lens implantation.

  • Should you avoid watching TV, mobile screens after cataract surgery?

    Hospitals advise patients to refrain from screens, reading and harsh lights for the first twenty-four hours after surgery. After a few days, you can use a computer, return to work, work on your mobile devices and watch television. Rest your eyes for three to four hours, protect them from air-conditioning and dust, do not rub your eyes, use lubricating eye drops to resolve dryness and itching. Choose baths over showers to avoid getting tap water and soap into the eyes for quick healing.

  • Which is better for cataract surgery: laser or traditional?

    In traditional cataract surgery, the surgeon incites the cornea’s side by hand to remove the damaged lens. Next, they insert a probe that breaks the human lens with ultrasonic energy, while another probe brings out the pieces. Finally, using the same incision, they insert the replacement lens and stitch up any cuts.
    During laser-assisted cataract surgery, the surgeon uses specialised software to create the proper surgical plan using three-dimensional images of the patient’s eye. The design includes the cataract’s length, depth and location and breaks the cataract using a femtosecond laser. As there are no major incisions, the stitches heal themselves.
    If you compare traditional and laser cataract surgery, you will find that the latter uses a computer-guided laser. This increases the accuracy of the surgical incision by ten times, along with half the amount of ultrasonic energy to break the lens and precise placement of the artificial lens. Using traditional cataract surgery, you experience side effects such as eye discomfort, itchy eyes and blurred vision. However, you will not experience pain with laser cataract surgery.

  • When is the right time to go for cataract surgery?

    Patients undergo cataract surgery as per their medical requirements and doctor’s recommendations. It is suggested if they already have blurred vision issues, while it becomes critical when they have completely lost their eyesight. Cataract surgery is not performed if you have infection risks and complications in place. The possibility of getting cataracts only increases as we age, but winter is a suitable time for surgery as you recover faster. However, you must avail of cataract surgery quickly should you experience excessively blurred vision that hampers daily activities.

  • What are some signs that indicate the need for cataract surgery?

    Though cataract is a common eyesight problem for the elderly, it occurs when the proteins of the eye lens cluster and make your vision cloudy. You must consider immediate cataract surgery if you experiencehalos and glare when driving, when your eyesight is below the 20/40 vision legally required for driving, experience light sensitivity during sports and driving, changing colour in vision (usually brown or yellow) and second sight, which is defined as a sudden but temporary improvement insight.
    Though you can choose not to avail of surgery, it could cause blindness. So instead, save your eye health with quick and efficient eye surgery for a better quality of life.