Cataract Treatment

What is Cataract?

Clouding or opacification of the natural lens is cataract. Cataract caused by old age (most commonly) or other reasons affects the clarity and the visual acuity. The lens starts losing it's transparent and become translucent and then opaque. Cataract is the most common cause of vision impairment and blindness in the world.

  • Sensitivity to light
  • The need for more light when reading
  • Decreasing vision with age
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Seeing halos around bright lights
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Vision that worsens in sunlight
  • Difficulty distinguishing colors
  • Poor depth perception
  • Frequent prescription changes for glasses
  • Difficulty in reading
  • Age
  • Eye trauma
  • Heredity
  • Diabetes
  • Some medications including long-term use of steroids
  • Ultraviolet radiation
  • Smoking
  • Certain metabolic conditions
  • Age
  • Eye trauma
  • Heredity
  • Diabetes
  • Some medications including long-term use of steroids
  • Ultraviolet radiation
  • Smoking
  • Certain metabolic conditions

Regular eye exams at our eye hospital in Pune help your doctor determine if cataracts are affecting your vision. If you have experienced a gradual drop in vision, with the symptoms described above, you may have cataracts and should schedule an appointment with our best cataract surgeon in Pune.

When Is It Time To Consider Cataract Surgery?

Time for cataract surgery depends on many factors including your quality of life, your occupational needs, personal health, grading of cataract, associated complications (if any), etc. Typically down time for LASIK eye surgery is limited, so if you have some help, chances are good you will recover quickly and experience a much better quality of life. For the most part, patients interested in surgery should ask their doctors about it sooner rather than later. If our eye hospital’s cataract surgeon in Pune recommends you to wait, ask them their reasons for suggesting this. They may have a legitimate concern about your health you need to address. As a patient, you owe it to yourself to take care of your body, including your eyes. Your doctor can help you decide the best time to have Motibindu surgery in Pune if you develop cataracts. For some people, despite their age, cataracts remain a minor problem. If cataracts do impair the quality of your life however, you deserve the opportunity to do something about it, with as little down time as possible.

At MSEH, a variety of IOLs are available. The selection of IOL depends on the status of the cataract, patient’s needs, recommendation of our cataract specialist in Pune, and insurance packages. Details of these can be seen on the website and also counselors provide the patient with complete information including the cataract surgery cost in Pune at our clinic prior to the procedure.

These are standard IOLs implanted in the eye after cataract surgery for correction of distance vision only. Patients will require glasses for near vision and computer use.

Specialized IOLs. Patients are totally free of glasses for distance, intermediate and near vision for all routine purposes.

Specialized and thinner IOL for superior stability and extra-ordinary performance. Motibindu operation in Pune at our clinic is performed through 1.7mm incision and this IOL is implanted thus recovery is almost instantaneous. Most commonly used is B & L MIL IOL.

These are monofocal IOLs implanted in patients with pre-existing astigmatism and cataract. Provides spectacle free vision even when patients had astigmatism before surgery. Most commonly used is the AcrysofToric IOL.

As the name suggests, our cataract surgeon in Pune implants these Toric IOLs in patients with pre-existing astigmatism and cataract. They provide spectacle-free vision at all ranges of work, distance, near and intermediate.

Also Called as CRYSTALENS, the world’s Best and Most preferred IOL which mimics the actual working of a human eye. The IOL provides purest quality of vision at all ranges of vision.

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What is a cataract?

Due to age or various other reasons, the clear lens inside the eye that helps focus the external light on the retina gradually starts to grow cloudy and turns yellow. This clouded formation in the eye lens is a cataract.

How is a cataract removed?

The goal of cataract surgery is to replace the clouded lens entirely with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL) made from silicone or acrylic compounds. Here, the cataract surgeon makes a circular incision around the membrane that encloses the eye’s natural lens. Once the underlying lens is exposed, it is broken into smaller pieces with a laser or an ultrasonic device and sucked out of its place.

What happens if cataracts are left untreated?

As cataracts are an aggravating condition that worsens with time, the lenses become increasingly opaque. Even though the growth rate of cataracts varies from person to person, it ultimately leads to blindness. Advanced development of cataracts makes them more difficult to remove with increased risks and complications.

What is the cost of Cataract Surgery?

The total expense on a typical cataract treatment collectively depends on various factors such as:

  • Doctor’s fee
  • Type of IOLs used for replacement.
  • Miscellaneous charges of the hospital.
  • The severity of your eye condition.
  • The type of cataract procedure opted by the surgeon.
  • Preoperative and post-operative lab tests.
Considering all the above factors, the minimum cost of having cataract surgery in Pune is around Rs.16,000 to 26,000. With an expensive IOL, this cost can go up from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 85,000.

What are the types of Cataract Surgery?

The goal of every cataract surgery is to remove the cataract lens and replace it with an IOL. The process of removing the damaged lens is performed in three different ways:

  • Extracapsular surgery
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Intracapsular Cataract surgery

How to prevent Cataracts?

Unfortunately, there are no specific guidelines that can prevent cataracts from forming. Still, the cataract changes reduce by limiting your exposure to sunlight, decreasing or discontinuing smoking, and eating a balanced diet.

What is the recovery time for Cataract Surgery?

Even though the patient may experience enhanced vision in the next two to four days, overall recovery may take up to a month, depending on your healing capabilities. Your cataract surgeon can better guide you in understanding your distinct recovery process and how soon you will be able to restart your routine life.

Does The Operation Hurt?

No. An anesthetic is applied before surgery so that there is no pain, but some people experience slight discomfort after the surgery. The anesthetic stops the eye from moving during the operation, and your eyelids are held open by a spring, so all you have to do is lie still for the surgery. You cannot see what is happening during the operation.

Is cataract prevalent for a particular age group?

According to the National Eye Institute, cataracts related to age often form in a person's 40s or 50s; however, they do not usually grow enough to drastically impacts vision until age 60 or later. Since it is an age-related degeneration problem, its prevalence can be associated with the older age group.

Is it true that certain diseases may trigger or aggravate Cataract development?

Though it is an age-related disease and progresses gradually, a few conditions such as diabetes or steroidal treatments may result in speedy cataract development within a few months. In such conditions, people in their late thirties or forties may also develop cataracts.

What is the best solution to treat cataracts?

With the advent of the latest technology and recruitment of skilled, experienced surgeons, cataract surgery in Pune is the most common and easiest way to settle cataracts. Advanced laser cataract surgery treats cataracts with precision and gives accurate results.

What are the steps of the Laser cataract removal procedure?

The cataract surgery completes in half-day or a few hours. Laser technology makes the work transparent, easy, and accurate for the surgeon. The steps involve

  • Mapping the eye
  • Softening the cataract
  • Making an incision
  • Breaking Cataract
  • Removing pieces of cataract
  • Replacing with lens
  • Healing

Is it painful? Is the post-cataract treatment period painful?

Neither the treatment nor its after-care is painful. The best cataract surgeon in Pune uses precisional methods to treat cataracts with minimum or no pain; however, the surgeon may prescribe some medications that can be taken when it pains.

What is the success rate of cataract surgery?

The success rate is as high as 99%. Most cases show positive results and improvements of vision after cataract surgery, and complications arising from cataract surgery are rare.

Is the cataract surgery covered in insurance?

Yes, you may get policies that give cover for day treatment such as cataracts.

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