Advances in the science of healthcare through the application of advanced technology have improved patient convenience and comfort over the last 20 year. Significant developments in eye‐care in the areas of micro‐incision surgery and foldable intra‐ocular lenses have made cataract surgery an outpatient procedure. The procedure is relatively safe and recovery of vision takes only 2‐3 days Despite cataract awareness being very low, an estimated 40 lakh cataract operations are performed each year in India. In this brochure we endeavor to provide you with invaluable information with regard to cataract, lens implants and the benefits of modern day cataract surgery. it is our intention to reassure you that your vision need not diminish as time moves on. And that the quality of your life will be enhanced through enhanced quality of vision.

What is Cataract?

A Cataract is clouding of the eye's natural lens, which in turn causes deterioration of vision. It is a natural process of aging. Every person gets it, sooner or later. The natural lens in the eye is made mostly of water and protein. As the lens ages, the protein it is made of degenerates and becomes cloudy. This blocks some light from reaching the retina and interferes with one’s vision.

Cataract is not a disease

That certain homeopathic, ayurvedic or allopathic medicines cannot prevent or cure cataract. There is a popular perception that once your vision gets impaired due to cataract, it cannot be restored.


Cataract Eye

What are the symptoms of Cataract?

Cataract makes once‐simple tasks difficult or impossible to perform, on account of:

Cloudy or Blurry vision:

Normal Vision

Cataract Vision

Changes the way you see colors:

Normal Vision

Cataract Vision

Sensitivity to bright light or the sun
Poor night vision
Frequent changes in your eye glasses

Who is prone to cataract?

Most adults over the age of 55 are prone to cataract. Cataracts are hereditary and can also be the result of medication or injury.

What is the recommended treatment for cataract?

There is no other treatment for cataract except surgery.

How safe is it?

Cataract surgery is mostly successful and more than 98% of the patients are able to regain good vision.

What are the options?

Surgery is the only course of treatment. there are twotreatment options available for cataract: Extra Capsular Cataract Extraction.

  • (ECCE) or Conventional Method
  • Micro incision Cataract Surgery or Modern Method

Extra Capsular Cataract Extraction (ECCE) or Conventional method

  • Requires an incision of 10‐12 mm
  • The surgeon removes the clouded lens in one piece
  • A hard, plastic lens is implanted
  • Multiple stitches are required
  • Increased risk of post operative distorted vision astigmatism

Microincision Cataract Surgery

Cataract extraction with phacoemulsification and implantation of a foldable lens.

  • Stitch less, bloodless, painless
  • Least chances of infection
  • Minimum post‐op precautions
  • Quicker healing and recovery

What is Phacoemulsification?

Phacoemusification is a surgical procedure by which a clouded lens is extracted by fragmenting it into tiny pieces with ultrasound energy and aspirating out with a suction device.

When should you undergo surgery?

The sooner the better. As one gets older, other medical complication could arise that might hamper surgery. Moreover with the best treatment available today, you can enhance your vision immediately.

How soon after surgery will I be able to see?

Extra capsular cataract extraction would take about 8 weeks for full recovery of vision. In the case of micro incision cataract surgery i.e. Phaco Surgery, vision could be restored in a day or two.

Will I need glasses after surgery?

You may need to wear glasses only to fine‐tune your vision. These spectacles have normal lenses unlike thick lenses as in the past.

Will activities be restricted after phaco surgery?

Not necessarily ‐ depends on your general health, the condition of your eye and the surgery.

Is it possible to have phaco surgery for one eye if the other has already had a conventional cataract surgery

YES. You need to have sound total eye health to make this possible.

Remember -

  • Cataract is not a disease, it is an natural process of aging. 78% of people over the age of 50 have a cataract developing.
  • Micro incision surgery i.e. phacoemulsification with foldable lens is probably the best available way of cataract surgery.
  • Studies reveal that only 17% of us seriously avail of the various reimbursement policies available.
  • Don't lose out when you can have the best available treatment option and get reimbursement too.