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.
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.
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 makes once‐simple tasks difficult or impossible to perform, on account of:
Most adults over the age of 55 are prone to cataract. Cataracts are hereditary and can also be the result of medication or injury.
There is no other treatment for cataract except surgery.
Cataract surgery is mostly successful and more than 98% of the patients are able to regain good vision.
Surgery is the only course of treatment. there are twotreatment options available for cataract: Extra Capsular Cataract Extraction.
Cataract extraction with phacoemulsification and implantation of a foldable lens.
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.
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.
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.
You may need to wear glasses only to fine‐tune your vision. These spectacles have normal lenses unlike thick lenses as in the past.
Not necessarily ‐ depends on your general health, the condition of your eye and the surgery.
YES. You need to have sound total eye health to make this possible.