What Cataract Patients Feel Before Surgery?

What Cataract Patients Feel Before Surgery?

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. This leads to defective vision, blur, faded colors, poor vision at night, and a lot of glare, especially at night. It is a natural aging process and affects most of the elderly above 70 years of age.

Most patients feel that they have glare and are unable to tolerate the lights of vehicles at night. The glass prescription also keeps changing. But it is interesting that cataracts can develop slowly in some and rapidly in others. When they become sufficiently advanced and affect the patient’s lifestyle they need to be operated upon. Patients are not able to see as well as they were seeing before. They notice the nighttime glare of lights especially while driving which makes it difficult to drive at night. They may have difficulty in reading and make mistakes while reading. Colors also appear to be faded and become dull. They may make mistakes in appreciating colors.

Patients are also keen on knowing about surgery. In this advanced surgery, a small slit is made in the eye and the lens matter is removed using modern machines by the process called phacoemulsification. An artificial foldable lens is implanted in the eye. The two basic types of lenses are monofocal – where one can see distance clearly and needs glasses for near and multifocal – where one can see near and distance clearly. Usually, one eye is operated on, and the second eye is operated on after 3 days or when the patient finds it convenient. Patients are also worried about their eyes and whether there will be any pain during surgery. Surgery is done under topical anesthesia which means that the surgery is performed by putting drops. No injection of anesthetic is needed and the entire surgery is painless and very comfortable. Before surgery, drops are instilled in the waiting room which are antibiotics to kill any germs in the eyes. Cleaning the eyes before surgery is of paramount importance to ensure a safe outcome.

Most cataract patients are also worried about restrictions after surgery. There are no major restrictions after surgery except splashing water into the eyes which is not allowed and doing any heavy work. Watching television is permitted.

Overall cataract surgery is a pleasant experience for the patient and one of the most successful surgeries on the human body.

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 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.

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