Thanks to medical and surgical advancements in recent years Cataract Surgery has become one of the most successful & safe medical procedures performed today
Cataract which is the clouding of the eye's natural lens is the most common, treatable cause of vision loss. Most people aged 50 yrs or older have cataract or are likely to get them. Sometimes cataract can also occur in children and younger individuals.
Contrary to popular belief, cataract is not caused by eye strain or reading too much, It is a result of aging injury, steroid use, exposure to UV light, smoking & diabetes.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.
A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other.
What is the lens?
The lens is a clear part of the eye that helps to focus light, or an image, on the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.
In a normal eye, light passes through the transparent lens to the retina. Once it reaches the retina, light is changed into nerve signals that are sent to the brain.
The lens must be clear for the retina to receive a sharp image. If the lens is cloudy from a cataract, the image you see will be blurred.
Are there other types of cataract?
Yes. Although most cataracts are related to aging, there are other types of cataracts:
Secondary cataract. Cataracts can form after surgery for other eye problems, such as glaucoma. Cataracts also can develop in people who have other health problems, such as diabetes. Cataracts are sometimes linked to steroid use.
Traumatic cataract. Cataracts can develop after an eye injury, sometimes years later.
Congenital cataract. Some babies are born with cataracts or develop them in childhood, often in both eyes. These cataracts may be so small that they do not affect vision. If they do, the lenses may need to be removed.
Radiation cataract. Cataracts can develop after exposure to some types of radiation.
- Gradual loss of vision
- frequent change in glasses
- glare in bright light
After the diagnosis of cataract the surgery is advised in cases
- when patient cannot see clearly
- when the treatment for some retina problem is indicated and doctor can not see the retina clearly
- when cataract causes complication like glaucoma.
Modern cataract surgery is done by Ultrasound technology called Phacoemulsification. The cataract is removed by making very small tunnel and the natural cataract us lens is replaced by special lenses which are foldable / non foldable and which allow the eye to retain its ability to focus.the power of the lens is calculated by using biometery.We offer a range of cataract surgeries to suit every individual. Individual can go home after the operation, can resume its normal activity very soon
NO STITCH, NO SHOT, NO PAIN CATARACT SURGERY
A condition which occurs frequently after the cataract surgery.this condition can cause a slow decrease in the vision of individual after 3-6 month of cataract
surgery. The vision can be improved by Yag- Laser treatment. This is a small OPD procedure