Delay in Cataract Surgery

Delay in Cataract Surgery

I come across many patients who want to delay cataract surgery. During these corona times, there are many patients who have been deferring their cataract surgery due to the fear of contracting corona in eye clinics and hospitals. Their fear and anxiety are justified but there has to be a rational balance when there is an urgent and imminent need to undergo cataract surgery.

What has been observed in various eye hospitals is that postponing the cataract surgery in many cases has led to an increase in complications like hard cataracts, weak bags, dislocation of the lens, inability to implant an intraocular lens at the end of the surgery, and more serious complications like glaucoma and even permanent loss of vision.

What needs to be done is to adopt a more judicious approach, where one needs to get regular check-ups done for the evaluation of cataracts. In case there are no immediate issues like poor vision which is hampering the daily activities, one can undergo cataract surgery later. But if there is an advanced cataract, hard cataract other problems like retina or glaucoma-related issues, one needs to undergo cataract surgery on an urgent basis and one should not postpone the eye surgery.

Corona times have made us all very cautious about going out for leisure or entertainment activities. But when it comes to the eye problems like cataracts or defective vision one needs to consult the eye doctor and seek advice about the need for treatment and eye surgery. One should not postpone eye surgery if it is needed as one is putting vision at risk by postponing.

Dr. Ramesh Murthy at AXIS EYE CLINIC has nearly 20 years of experience and has trained at the best eye institutes in India and abroad. His vast experience helps him in tackling the most complex cases with ease. He has a pleasant demeanor and is frank and honest in revealing to the patients beforehand what to expect and what the result will be. He is positive, friendly, and always has a determination to do the best for the patient.

Dr. Ramesh Murthy is a renowned eye surgeon and one of the best cataract surgeons in Pune, well-known for his excellent results. He is considered among the best eye specialists in Pune. He is also among the best oculoplasty and best squint surgeons in the city of Pune. He is available at Axis Eye Clinic, Pune which is among the best eye clinics in Pune. The staff at Axis Eye Clinic are well versed with Mediclaim and insurance procedures and are always there to help you. Axis Eye Clinic is empaneled for cashless eye surgery with all insurance companies and also has facilities for Bajaj Finance and HDFC Finance.

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