Most have heard of a cataract, and almost everyone would know someone who has undergone cataract surgery in Mumbai. It is the most routine eye surgery performed and one of the most frequent surgeries in general. Since Eye Solutions has the best cataract surgeons in Mumbai, cataracts are the most common consultations and surgeries we do. Most patients want to know if they have a cataract and the cost of cataract surgery in Mumbai.
A routine cataract consultation consists of the following
A cataract consultation is a little more than a routine complete eye examination. But before that, it's essential to take a detailed history. We want to know your current issues and the difficulties you are facing.
Once that is done, we do a vision checkup, an eye power checkup. Here we want to see if your vision improves with a change of glasses. Then we perform a slit lamp examination, which examines the front part of the eye. We then check the eye pressure and then dilate the pupils with drops. Raised eye pressure is called Glaucoma. Once we dilate the pupils, we can examine the back part of the eye. This back part includes the vitreous cavity, the retina and the optic nerve.
A slit-lamp examination will allow us to see the grade of the cataract.
A retina examination will confirm if the retina is normal, which is essential because it gives both you and us an idea of the prognosis. In other words, if the retina is normal, then most likely, your eye doctor will tell you that most likely after cataract surgery, you will recover 100% of your vision. On the other hand, if the retina shows some eye condition, your eye doctor may give you a guarded visual prognosis.
Sometimes, if the retina shows some abnormality, your eye doctor may advise you to get an OCT eye test.
After this, a test is done, which would help us calculate the lens power that will go in your eye. This lens is also known as the IOL or the Intra Ocular Lens. This test is known as the A SCAN. There are various IOLs available like Monofocal IOLs, Multifocal IOLs, Trifocal IOLs, EDOF IOLs and Toric IOLs. It's not like one is better than the other, but you could read the Best Cataract Lens to understand the process of choosing a lens that's right for you. We also have a video explanation that might help you select the lens.
There has been a belief, especially in India, that a person should undergo cataract surgery only when the cataract is 'ripe'. This belief originates from a long time ago. Many years ago, the technology available could treat cataracts only when cataracts became ripe or hard. The patients were suffering from poor vision, and the doctors were keen on performing the surgery, but because the cataract was not hard, no surgery took place.
Today, technology allows us to operate on cataracts at any time. Today's technology is far superior to the older days. Thus, the question we get is, "Dr, when should I then undergo cataract surgery ?" or" When is the right time to undergo cataract surgery ?".
The answer to these questions is simple. One can undergo cataract surgery when one is unhappy with their vision. Some feel vision's blurry at the slightest decrease in the quality and quantity of vision. Some don't think their vision's blurred despite having more than a 25% decrease in their vision. One would get it earlier, and one would get the surgery later, and both are right in their decisions.
We perform cataract surgery in Mumbai earlier than in a village in India. The reason is that people here start feeling that their vision's blurred much sooner. A farmer's visual demands are different from an office-going person in Mumbai.
The best cataract surgeons in Mumbai believe that having better quality and quantity of vision improves the quality of life. Thus, if you feel that your vision is blurry or not seeing as well, you should consider getting cataract surgery.
Here is a short video by Dr Deepak Garg. Eye Solutions is proud to have some of the best cataract surgeons in Mumbai. The video talks about some things you may consider before deciding if you need cataract surgery.
Which lens is the best lens to implant in your eyes? Now, one must understand that there is nothing like the ‘best lens’. There are different lenses available and each of these have their own advantages and disadvantages. We also have a quiz that you can take which would help you in selecting the best lens for your eyes. Please write to us at [email protected] and we will send you the quiz.
Please go ahead and read more about Monofocal lenses, Toric Lenses, Multifocal lenses, and extended depth of focus lenses. To help you pick a lens please read Best Cataract Lens and also watch a video on the same topic.
The cost of the surgery would depend on the type of lens chosen. At Eye Solutions, the cost ranges from 10000 / eye to Rs 125000 / eye. This is an all-inclusive cost.
The cost of surgery varies so choosing the lens can be overwhelming sometimes. The best cataract surgeons in Mumbai would have a long discussion with you about this. They would help you in choosing your lens that would fit your requirements and also your budget. You could read details of the cost of cataract surgery.