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Cataract Surgery in Mumbai

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Cataract Surgery In Mumbai

Cataract surgery is the most common eye procedure performed at Eye Solutions. It is also known as Motibindu surgery in Hindi. Our team of cataract specialists is among the best in Mumbai, making us one of the leading cataract surgery hospitals in the city. Cataract surgery, alternatively termed 'Phacoemulsification' or 'Phaco surgery,' is a procedure in which the eye's natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens.

Patients often inquire about the duration and discomfort associated with cataract surgery. We've outlined the typical process during a cataract consultation to address these common concerns.

Types of Cataract Surgery

There are mainly two types of cataract surgery:

  • Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery
  • Femtosecond-assisted Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery

You can read in detail about each procedure here.

What happens in Cataract Surgery?

As you know, a cataract is the whitening of the eye's natural lens. This lens is responsible for seeing far and near in our younger days. In cataract surgery, surgeons remove the natural lens from the eye and replace it with an artificial lens. There are a few ways to remove the lens from the eye, and there are many artificial lens options that your cataract surgeons can use for you. Please read the article on the best cataract lens to learn about lens options.

What is Phaco Surgery?

The most common cataract surgery technique in Mumbai, also known as the Motibindu operation, is 'Phacoemulsification' or 'Phaco surgery.' In this procedure, an instrument enters the eye through a small incision in the peripheral cornea. This instrument, called the 'Phaco Probe,' liquefies the hard cataract inside the eye, which your cataract surgeon then removes. After the lens removal, the only part that remains is the capsule, the natural outermost lens covering, akin to a bag filled with material. With the removal of the lens material, we now have an empty bag, referred to by ophthalmologists as the space left behind.

The next step involves inserting the lens inside the eye. Most lenses used are foldable, allowing them to fold on themselves and go inside the eye through a small incision. Once inside the eye, these foldable lenses unfold and open up within the 'bag.'

9-step process followed by Eye Solutions during Cataract Surgery

  1. Vision Checkup - How well can you see?
  2. Will glasses help improve your vision?
  3. Detailed retinal examination - Back part of the eye.
  4. IOL power calculation.
  5. Choose the best cataract lens.
  6. Blood investigations to ensure your good general health.
  7. Report on the day of surgery: No injections; No sutures.
  8. 1 week post-surgery, you’ll perceive brighter colors.
  9. 3 weeks post-surgery, final spectacle power test.

Choosing the Best Cataract Lens

The selection of the right lens depends not only on our examination of your eyes but also on the type of lifestyle you prefer after cataract surgery. Here are four of the best lens options available at Eye Solutions in Mumbai.

IOL Type Company and Lens Name
Advanced Monofocal (Imported) Johnson & Johnson Eyhance Technis
EDOF (Imported) Rayner EMV
EDOF (Imported) Bausch & Lomb LuxSmart
EDOF (Imported) Alcon Vivity

Cost of Cataract Surgery in Mumbai

The cost of cataract surgery varies depending on the patient's lens and the center where you choose to undergo the procedure. The starting price for cataract surgery in Mumbai is Rs. 20,000 - 22,000 INR per eye. For more detailed information on the cost of cataract surgery in Mumbai, you can read further.

The cost of cataract surgery varies depending on the patient's lens and the center at which you choose to get operated. The starting price of cataract surgery in Mumbai is Rs. 20,000 - 22,000 INR per eye. You can read more about the cost of cataract surgery in Mumbai.

What happens after Cataract Surgery?

Your cataract surgeon will impose certain restrictions after your surgery.  The main purpose of these restrictions is to avoid eye infections after surgery.  In summary

  1. No head bath for 8 days.
  2. Use the eye drops as advised.
  3. Maintain eye hygiene.

You can read more about precautions after cataract surgery

Why choose Eye Solutions in Mumbai for Cataract Operation?

  • Personalized cataract consultation by the doctor.
  • Best-in-class infrastructure in terms of Operation theater and equipment.
  • Experienced cataract surgeons trained from the best eye hospitals in India.
  • Personalized eye care services before and after your surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions ?

Which lens is best for cataracts?
Ans: Each lens has its advantages and disadvantages. The following factors help in deciding which lens would be suitable for someone:

1. The cost of the surgery package, which, in turn, depends on the price of the cataract lens.
2. Associated retinal or diabetic eye disease.
3. The patient’s desire to be free of glasses for both distance and near vision.
4. Whether patients have astigmatism in their current glasses.
5. If they have an abnormally high power in their everyday glasses.

Unfortunately, there is no one correct answer to this question. One has to choose a lens based on more than one factor. Please have a conversation with your doctor based on the points above to choose the best lens for yourself.
What is the most common lens used in cataract surgery?
Ans: The most commonly used lens in cataract surgery is a mono-focal lens because it serves the basic purpose of providing glasses-free distance vision but requires glasses for near vision.
Is cataract surgery 100% safe?
Ans: Every surgical procedure carries a theoretical risk of infection and inflammation, but cataract surgeries are generally safe with a shorter recovery time post-operatively.
What is the best age for cataract surgery?
Ans: Generally, individuals over 55 are diagnosed with cataracts, and it is recommended that one undergo the surgery based on their visual complaints. Please consult your eye doctor to make an informed decision.
How many days of rest is needed after cataract surgery?
Ans: One can rest for a day or two, depending on the individual’s overall health. However, it is important to follow the precautions prescribed by your eye doctor for a month after the surgery.
Will cataract surgery improve vision?
Ans: Yes, the blurry vision caused by the opacity of the crystalline lens due to cataract formation will improve once removed, provided there are no other coexisting conditions in the eye.
Do cataracts cause blurred vision?
Ans: Yes, the first symptom of cataracts is blurry vision.
What tests are done before cataract surgery?
Ans: Before cataract surgery, in addition to a comprehensive eye examination, an A-scan is performed to measure the length of your eyeball. This helps your eye doctor calculate the power of the lens to be implanted during the surgery. Your doctor may also recommend an OCT Eye Test to examine the back of the eye, the retina, to ensure that the cause of blurry vision is only cataract.
What happens if only one eye needs cataract surgery?
Ans: Usually, patients report a significant enhancement in the quality of vision in the operated eye. Even though the other eye may have good vision quantity, an individual might report poorer quality of vision. However, no harm is done to the eye.
Is cataract surgery a serious surgery?
Ans: No, cataract surgeries are the most commonly performed surgeries globally and are usually quick in both performance and recovery time.
Which cataract surgery is best?
Ans: Phacoemulsification is the most common and one of the best types of cataract surgery performed by ophthalmologists worldwide. Some improvisation in procedure steps may be required for coexisting eye conditions. Make an informed decision by consulting your eye doctor.
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