Cataracts are age-related changes that occur in the lens present inside the eye. They commonly occur due to ageing and can often cause blurry vision as the lens becomes foggy. The only treatment for cataracts is eye surgery or phacoemulsification.
The lens resides behind the iris (coloured part of your eye). It is made up of protein, and this protein changes with age. Usually, cataracts develop and progress slowly. In the initial stages of a cataract, the person may not complain of any vision difficulties and are usually corrected by changing glasses or increasing light.
However, as the cataract advances, people struggle to read under dim light. They might also face glare while driving at night.
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The rays of light pass through the eye's various layers to form an image on the retina. This information then goes to the brain. If the rays cannot reach the retina for some reason, vision will become blurry.
The lens inside the eye is one such layer, and when it becomes foggy or white, it can block the rays of light from passing through. Early cataracts do not cause significant vision loss. As cataracts become denser, even bright light cannot pass through, which leads to blurred vision.
Causes of Cataracts include:
In the initial stages, cataracts do not cause significant vision difficulties. These difficulties are corrected by changing glasses or increasing the room lights. As the cataract advances, vision difficulties begin to increase gradually.
Some of the common cataract symptoms are:
Today, cataract surgery is the most common eye procedure performed worldwide. As science has advanced, modern cataract surgery has become far superior. A 2 mm incision is made in the eye, and through this incision, the cataract is removed, and the IOL is placed in the eye. The surgery is a daycare procedure without any injections or sutures.
Most of the cataract surgeries are performed for age-related cataracts. Many years ago, the surgery performed was known as extracapsular cataract surgery. Here a large incision, up to 5mm, was made, and then after removing the cataract, was sutured.
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There are mainly two types of cataract surgeries.
Phacoemulsification is the more popular type of cataract surgery. More than 90% of cataract surgeries today are done by this method. The surgery takes less than 15 min, and while patients may feel that something is going on, they rarely complain of pain.
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery or laser cataract surgery is the newer method of performing cataract surgery. However, because there is no significant benefit to the patient, this technique has not gained popularity. Here, a laser is used to make the 2 mm incision instead of a blade. The cracking of the cataract also is done by the laser. Post the laser procedure, the patient is then shifted to the operation theatre, and standard phacoemulsification is done.
Infant cataracts occur because of a malformation of the lens during early intrauterine life and are hereditary in about 20% of cases. Vision will range from slightly to severely impaired. Your cataract specialist must remove severe cataracts occurring near the time of birth within weeks, or vision can fail to develop normally, and the eye may become legally blind.
Your cataract specialist may initially treat less severe cataracts with patching therapy, dilating eye drops, or glasses. We perform pediatric cataract surgery under general anaesthesia. With modern instrumentation and techniques, cataract surgery performed by a pediatric ophthalmologist is considered safe and effective.
Some of the instructions to keep in mind after cataract surgery:
All cataract surgeries involve implanting a lens inside your eye. There are multiple options that one can choose from. Let's divide them into the following three categories:
Monofocal Lens: These lenses focus on one distance. This distance could be far or near. Usually, the far distance is chosen.
Toric Lenses: These lenses are used for those who have astigmatism or a cylindrical number.
Presbyopia correcting lenses: Presbyopia means the need to wear reading glasses. Lenses are available that will make you glass-free for up to 90% of all your daily activities. These lenses could be multifocal trifocals or EDOF lenses.
The most common surgery performed at Eye Solutions is cataract surgery in Mumbai. It’s also known as the Motibindu operation in Hindi. Our team of cataract surgeons at our locations are some of the best cataract surgeons in Mumbai. For this reason, we are considered one of the best cataract surgery hospitals in Mumbai. Cataract surgery is also known as 'Phacoemulsification' or 'Phaco surgery.'
Eye Solutions have one of the top Cataract Specialists in Mumbai. We have 15+ years of diverse experience as an Ophthalmologist/Eye Surgeon.
Here are the reasons why you should choose us for your cataract surgery:
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