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CATARACT



What is cataract ?


Inside our eyes, we have a natural lens. The lens bends (refracts) light rays that come into the eye to help us see. The lens should be clear/transparent.


If you have a cataract, ( whatever the cause may be ) it means your lens has become cloudy or lost it’s transparency.

It is like looking through a dusty car windshield.



How will I know I have cataract ?


Blurred Vision




Double or distorted Vision




Glare




Halos




Dull colours or yellow tint





Poor vision in sunlight or dark - depending on the cataract





Cataract Evaluation



A Detailed preoperative cataract assessment involves a checkup with dilating drops which takes 45minutes - this dilates your pupil and allows your doctor to see the entire lens and assess the Grade of cataract.


Detailed examination, advanced diagnostic equipment, state-of-the-art Operation theatre with latest and most advanced ZEISS Microscope and Abott Phacoemulsification machine, and a meticulous post-surgery care makes Sharan Hospital the best choice for Cataract Surgery.


Quality of Care and Patient Safety is our priority. Concern for our patient’s well-being is at the core of what we do, and what drives us. Dr. Rishika Chauhan - sits with each patient to discuss when cataract surgery is necessary and will help patients make an informed treatment choice on the type of cataract surgery and type of IOL (intraocular lens) that is best suited for you.



CATARACT SURGERY


Phacoemulsification



Phacoemulsification – is a sutureless type of cataract surgery wherein a machine is used to break the cataract into small pieces with a special probe using ultrasound energy and these small pieces are then eaten/removed by the machine. Since the cataract is broken into pieces and removed by machine inside the eye - a smaller incision of 2.2 - 2.8 mm is sufficient for this cataract procedure.

A smaller incision size requires no sutures, heals faster and causes little to no astigmatism and thus better quality of vision for the patient.

A foldable intraocular lens is implanted after removal of cataract .

This surgery is performed under Local/topical anesthesia as a daycare procedure following which the patient is free to go home. This is a painless and modern cataract surgery technique that offers quick healing.



Types of Lenses



Monofocal Lens



Provides a good distance vision but you will need glasses for near and intermediate vision.







Multifocal Lens



Has rings with separate distance and near vision powers. This allows a good distance and near vision allowing you to function with very little need for glasses.







Trifocals Lens


Is a type of Multifocal Lens where along with distance and near vision this helps improve intermediate vision - important for computer use and cooking.







Toric Lens

This is indicated if you have Astigmatism/Cylinder.

This lens is custom made and has to be placed at a particular axis. The axis is indicated by 3 dots on the lens - which allow the surgeon to align the lens at the particular axis.













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