Department of Cataract Surgery

The majority of surgeries are performed by modern phacoemulcification with foldable IOL technique. State-of-the-art phaco machines (Infiniti), the most sophisticated microscope and other supporting equipments are available to deliver the best.

Community patients also undergo sutureless procedure. The hospital offers special packages for patients who are below the poverty line. Best quality lenses are used for all patients.

Cataract

Cataract : -

Cataract formation is a natural part of the eye’s aging process. Cataract surgery is a common procedure; most people regain the vision they had earlier with the help of micro surgery. The procedure has a 90% success rate. There is very little discomfort or inconvenience and patient can usually return home few hours after surgery.

Here is some general information about what you can accept before, during and after your cataract surgery.

Causes of Cataract

Causes of Cataract : -

The most cause of cataract is deterioration of the normal structure within the lens of the eye with age. There may be other causes like Diabetes, Kidney Diseases, Glaucoma, Smoking, Eye injury, Infection, and Inflammation inside the eye. Prolonged use of certain medication can lead to cataract formation.

In the early stage, you can improve your vision by changing your glasses. But once the cataract progresses, changing glasses will not help. You will notice some deterioration in your ability to see things clearly from a distance. You may have difficulty with glare while driving, or will performing activity like reading that requires clear vision. Other symptoms may be colored haloes, or double or multiple images in the eye when the other eye occluded.

A cataract may develop slowly over several years or rapidly within months. Often the other eye their eye will also be affected, but it may not happen at the same time. There are no medications, eye drops or dietary restrictions that can give or prevent cataract formation. If the cataract interferes with your regular activities, the only solution is surgery.

Treatment

Symptoms of Treatment: -

Surgery is the only treatment for cataract. In cataract surgery your natural clouded lens is replaced by an artificial intraocular lens (IOL), which helps incoming light rays to be focused properly. Your a new lens should restore vision to nearly what it was earlier, thought you may need to wear glasses for reading or driving.

Surgical Technique

Surgical Technique / Procedure : -

ECCE (Extra capsular extraction):- Here the lens is removed in a single piece through a relatively larger incision. It replaced with an artificial lens and the incision in closed with fine stitches. The surgeon may opt for this technique in cases where the cataract is very advanced. The recovery period is longer here.

1) SICS (Small Incision Cataract Surgery):- This is a new technique where the cataract is removed manually through a small incision. The small incision heals fast, enabling you to recover quickly.

2) PHACO (Phacoemmulsification):- In this method a tiny instrument is inserted through a very small incision. The instrument uses ultrasound vibrations to break the cataract into fine pieces, which are gently suctioned out. The new lens is then inserted into the eye. Usually no stitches are required to close the incision. This minimal surgery allows faster and safer healing, hastening your return to normal activity.

Your doctor will select the method of surgery that is most suitable for your case.

   

Know Your Consultants

Glaucoma Department
Dr. Amit Porwal
D.O.M.S. (Ophthalmology
Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Dr. Ritu Verma
D.O.M.S. (Ophthalmology)
Glaucoma Department
Dr.Tina Damani
M.S. (Ophthalmology)
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Dr. Pradeep Ramteke
M.S. (Ophthalmology)
Community Ophthalmology
Dr.Shekhar Mankad
M.S. (Ophthalmology)
Anterior Segment Department
Dr. Jagriti Jain
M.S. (Ophthalmology)
Community Ophthalmology
Dr. Milind Rokade
M.S. (Ophthalmology)
Anterior Segment Department
Dr. Asha Pal
DOMS
Community Ophthalmology
Dr. Ruchi Verma
DOMS
Physician
Dr. Sanjay Bhatnager
MD Medicine
Pathology
Dr.Ashok Kumar Dosi
MBBS
Administration
Dr. Shailbala Patil
M.S. (Ophthalmology)

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