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Cataract Surgery In Ghatkopar

Cataract surgery

Nov 11, 2020

Cataract surgery is replacing the faulty lens with an artificial lens. It’s a common and safe procedure done by ophthalmologist when you are having cloudy vision. Decision to undergo cataract surgery depends on the level of difficulty; a patient is facing on daily routine activities.

What is Cataract?

Cataract is progressive in nature and develops with time you grow older. Cataract affects most of people and becomes prominent with age. It can be described as blurry, cloudy or opaque vision. Natural eye lens focuses light on the retina to form clear and undistorted image. Clouding of this lens results in blurred and distorted image. It commonly affects both eyes but in few cases one eye cataract might advances rapidly. If not treated on time, may result is complete loss of sight.

Causes of Cataract

Cataract can be seen in children as a hereditary defect, while eye trauma, smoking, diabetes, excessive use of alcohol, prolonged exposure of sunlight or ultraviolet rays, extended use of corticosteroids are few causes of cataract occurring in elderly people.

Eye Examination

Cataracts can be diagnosed with simple eye exam. The eye exam contains a vision test and an examination of your eyes using a slit lamp microscope. The pupils are dilated with special eye drops to provide a better view of the back of the eye, where the retina and optic nerve are located.

Symptoms of cataract

Ask yourself few questions

  • Do you feel difficulty in seeing at night?
  • Is reading or watching television becoming difficult for you?
  • Driving at night or seeing in bright light has become difficult?
  • Do you need assistance for finding ways while walking, cooking, shopping or daily activities of your visi
  • Are you opting for alternate ways to substitute your vision problems?

Glare or sensitivity to light is another symptom of cataract. Diplopia or double vision is also seen in cataract patients. It also affects color vision, leading to yellowish or brownish tint to your eyesight. Patients often need frequent changes in their eyeglasses.

Treatment of cataract

Cataract develops as a result of thickened eye lens and treatment is to replace faulty lens with a new lens. Cataract removal is a routine treatment procedure at opthalomogist clinic and carried out across the globe with rarely any accompanying complications.

To prepare you for surgery, your doctor calls you for eye checkup (a week before), to choose which eye lens is best for you.

On the day of surgery, it’s recommended not to eat for 12 hours before surgery.

Bladeless Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery at Mumbai Eye Care, Ghatkopar, is performed using the latest robotic technology which is completely bladeless and with ultrafine precision using the FEMTOSECOND LENSX LASER, ALCON, USA. This is an US FDA approved laser cataract surgery performed by our eye doctors and eye surgeon at Ghatkopar, Mumbai. This ensures complete blade free surgery, with high level of precision and excellent visual results. This technology makes the surgery very safe and reduces the chances of any complications to negligible.

How the Femtosecond Laser Works

Femtosecond laser performs most of the steps of cataract surgery that are otherwise performed using hand, thus decreasing the chances of human error and improves the precision.

Femtosecond LASER makes the cuts or incision on the cornea that were traditionally performed using blade. These incision are perfectly self sealing and thus do not need any sutures and heal rapidly.

The capsulorrhexis can be altered in terms of size and one can get a perfectly centered capsulorrhexis thus ensuring perfect IOL or lens positioning and better outcomes in cases of premium IOLs such as toric IOL and Multifocal IOL.

Benefits of Femtosecond/ Robotic/ Bladeless/ Bladefree cataract surgery at Mumbai Eye Care, Ghatkopar.

  • Most Advanced technology available today
  • A Complete Blade Free Procedure
  • Laser precise predictable outcomes
  • Enhanced Safety
  • Customized Procedure
  • Phacoemulsification: It is a simple procedure of less than 1 hour duration. Local anesthesia or sedation makes it painless for the patient. A tiny incision is made in front of eye with laser and inserts a pen-shaped probe to break the cloudy lens into pieces. This process is phacoemulsification. Suction then removes the pieces and surgeon places an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). Lens can be made of plastic, silicone or acrylic. There are varieties of lens available for implantation as per the patient requirements like Monofocal, Toric and Multifocal intraocular lenses.
  • Itracapsular cataract surgery: Its rare nowadays, this technique needs larger incision and along with cataract surrounding capsule is also removed. Intraocular lens is placed in front of iris in this procedure.

Recovery

Usually it is a complication free procedure, but it is recommended to be in contact with your surgeon after the surgery. Initially, an eye drop is given to reduce inflammation and prevent infection. You will need frequent visits to the doctor to monitor any complications. Cataract removal procedure doesn’t need night stay, as it’s a small daycare surgery. Most people observe an improvement in their visual function within few days of the surgery, enabling them to restart most of their daily activities including work.

Majority of people regain full activity after a few days of getting the procedure. Your doctor might fit you with a pair of glasses (if needed) once your vision is stabilized. This also depends upon the type of intraocular lens implanted in your eye.

Cataract Surgery FAQs


Are Cataracts found only in older people?

Usually it affects adults above 50 years of age, rarely seen in children as hereditary defect.

Are you awake during cataract surgery?

Yes, it can be performed with local anesthesia and minimal sedation.

Is cataract surgery painful?

No, there is little or no discomfort during the procedure.

Can eye drops cure cataract?

No, researchers are still working on it.

What is the recovery time?

Few people recover within few days, while others may take up to 3 months. It depends upon patient to patient cataract condition.

To schedule an appointment with our experts for Cataract Surgery in Ghatkopar please call us at +91 8451045935, +91-8451045934 or visit our clinic at Address.

Improve your vision with Mumbai Eye Care

Dr. Jatin Ashar MD (AIIMS), DNB, FICO (UK), FAICO (CORNEA), FLVEPI (CORNEA)


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