Cataract


Cataract is a commonly occurring vision problem that develops as you grow older. It is one of the leading causes of treatable blindness worldwide. With latest advanced techniques, the surgical outcome is excellent with short recovery period

What happens in Cataract?


A Lens is a clear transparent structure and helps to focus light rays onto the back of the eye (the retina) allowing us to see clearly, similar to how the camera lens functions. When a cataract develops, the lens becomes cloudy and prevents the light rays from passing on to the retina.

Cataract Symptoms


Distorted Double Vision

Difficulty in seeing in Poor Light

Fading of Vision

Halos around Light

Sensitivity to Light

How is Cataract Treated


Cataract treatment has become very safe and standardized. Cataract  surgery is performed using Phacoemulsification technique in which the cataract is removed through a tiny incision and replaced with artificial plastic like soft foldable implant (IOL intraocular implant).

At Precision Eye Hospital we do No PAIN-NO STITCH-NO NEEDLE-NO BANDAGE cataract surgery using the Phacoemulsification technique.

What to expect during Cataract Surgery


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Cataract surgery is a daycare procedure, the patient can go home the same day. Usually, it is done by putting drops or sometimes by injecting local anesthetics. The duration of the stay is around 2 hours. After surgery, some medications will be prescribed to be used for 4 weeks. One can resume daily activities after 5-7 days.

Advantages of doing Phaco-emulsifiaction Catarct Surgery

  • It’s a Micro incision surgery
  • Faster recovery
  • Less chance of complication
  • No need for injection or sutures
  • Can resume all normal activities 3-5 days later.

Types of IOL (Detailed Info)


MonoFocal IOL

These implants have a single focal point and are usually targeted to see far objects clearly.  The monofocal lens can’t change its focus – from distant objects to near objects. So, if you have a monofocal lens inserted you will probably still need to wear glasses for near vision. These implants give very clear distant vision, hence these implants are suitable for long distance drivers.

The newer monofocal implants such as Monofocal Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF), offer more flexibility and correct distance vision and in addition little bit of intermediate vision.

Discuss with our doctor which implant is best suitable for your eyes.

Toric IOL

Toric IOL is a premium implant. This is designed to correct astigmatism/ cylindrical numbers. It is an extra feature added on to both, Monofocal and Multifocal IOL, to correct astigmatism. Cylindrical values less than 0.75 diopters can be treated by LRI (Limbal Relaxing Incision) but higher astigmatism requires Toric IOL.

Talk to our eye doctor about how much a Toric lens can correct. It may be a good option if you wish to improve your vision even further with cataract surgery.

Multifocal IOL

Multifocal IOLs offer independence from glasses as they can correct both far and near distances. They offer comfortable functional vision and improve the quality of life. The goal of Multifocal IOL is to provide good vision for far and near and thus minimize the need to use glasses. These are ideal for people who do not wish to wear glasses and have an active lifestyle.

Talk to our doctor to know more about Multifocal IOL and suitability in regards to your eye

Trifocal IOL

Trifocal IOL are the newer generation implants which offer far, intermediate and near vision. With increasing use of computer, laptops, tablets, intermediate vision has become important. Also older generation Multifocal IOLs had issues for night time glare and halos, which are significantly less in these newer generation IOLs.

Talk to our doctor to know more about Trifocal IOL. It may be a good option if you wish independence from glasses.

Why Precision Eye Hospital?


At Precision Eye Hospital, we encourage and want each patient to discuss with us the technique/implant best suitable for them. Don’t go for the cheapest implant or surgery, see what is best for your eye. Keep in mind, Eye is the most sensitive and important sense organ and can dramatically change the quality of your life.

So Go For what is Best For Your Eye.

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