What is Cataract?

Cataract is the clouding of the natural lens in the eye. This clouding keeps natural light and images from reaching the retina.

What are the signs of Cataract?

  • Vision seems like seeing through the cloud
  • Unable to see well with the old spectacles
  • Bright colors appear dull
  • Glare at night time
  • Sharp images appear blurred
  • Light sensitivity from car lights at night
  • “Second sight” in which the near vision becomes possible again without glasses for near
  • Frequent changes of glasses

What causes cataract?

  • Most common cause is aging
  • Health problems like diabetes
  • Medications such as steroids
  • Inherited or developmental problems
  • Trauma to the eye
cataract surgery

A cataract is an opacity of the normally clear lens which may develop as a result of aging, metabolic disorders, trauma or heredity.

How is cataract surgery performed?

Modern cataract surgery is possibly the most successful surgeries on the human body. It is highly effective and vision is restored in most patients. In this surgery a small opening is made next to the cornea and the opaque lens matter is removed. This technique is called phacoemulsification. In place of the natural lens an artificial intraocular lens is placed in the eye.

  • No sutures are needed
  • Wound heals fast
  • Extremely safe outpatient procedure
  • Most patients do not face any complications
  • Duration average 10-15 minutes
  • Patient can return to normal lifestyle within a week
  • Newer advancements such as whitestar phaco (cold phaco) and microincisional phaco emulsification (MICS) have enhanced the safety and precision of these surgeries.

Phacoemulsification Technique

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What is an IOL (intraocular lens)?

An IOL is a replacement lens that is surgically implanted in the eye in place of the cataractous lens.

What are the types of IOL?

The IOL is decided by the doctor based on your needs. The design of your IOL decides the need for spectacles after surgery. Newer advanced IOL (toric, multifocal and accommodative) help in getting rid of spectacle power also.

Types of IOL

Monofocal IOL: In this the distance vision is clear

Multifocal IOL: The distance and near vision is clear for 90 % of the daily activities.

Toric IOL: This lens neutralizes the corneal astigmatism

Aspheric: This lens reduces the spherical aberration and this improves the night vision.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

A cataract may be detected by your optometrist or family doctor. It is important that a thorough eye examination is performed by your optometrist or eye specialist to ensure that there are no other causes for your blurry vision.

Cataracts do not have to be ripe when they can be removed. When it interferes with your quality of life, it can be removed. Based on the specific symptoms, a patient and his/her surgeon should decide together when surgery is appropriate.

Over time, the lens becomes clouded. This could lead to blindness, but the vision can be regained by cataract surgery.

The lens is decided based on a person’s needs. Which is the best lens can be determined by your ophthalmologist.

Once a cataract is removed, it cannot come back. But over time some may experience clouding of vision. This can be treated easily by a laser procedure.

Most patients will require glasses for fine visual tasks although some patients can get by without them for certain activities. The design of IOL decides your need for spectacles after the surgery. Newer advanced IOL ( toric, multifocal and accommodative) can treat cataract and get rid of spectacle power also.

There are many diseases which can affect and limit the eye’s visual improvement following cataract surgery. These can be diagnosed before the operation and your eye specialist will discuss the impact of any such problems with you.

No. An anaesthetic drop is applied before surgery so that there is no pain, but some people experience slight discomfort when more anesthetic can be given during surgery to make the patient comfortable.

The chance of success after cataract surgery is 98% or more. The techniques are much safer and more successful than before. However, it is important to understand that complications can occur during or after the surgery. If you experience even the slightest problem after surgery, please contact your surgeon immediately.

For any more information regarding the surgery and the costs involved, feel free to contact the staff or doctors at Axis Eye Clinic. We will bring back your vision with a smile.

cataract surgery

A cataract is an opacity of the normally clear lens which may develop as a result of aging, metabolic disorders, trauma or heredity.

Phacoemulsification Technique