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Cataract Surgery in Mumbai

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Cataract Surgery In Mumbai

The most common surgery performed at Eye Solutions is cataract surgery in Mumbai.   Its also known as the Motibindu operation in Hindi. Our team of cataract surgeons at our many 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.' Interestingly, some of the more common questions our patients ask us are 'How much time will the cataract surgery take' and 'is the cataract surgery painful.' More on that later.

If you don't already know, it may be of value to you to read some other information about cataracts and what happens at a cataract consultation. If you want to learn about more cataract surgery in Mumbai specifically, read on.

What happens in Phaco Surgery?

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

What are the various techniques of surgery, and what is Phaco Surgery?

The most common (Motibindu operation) cataract surgery technique in Mumbai is 'Phacoemulsification' or 'Phaco surgery.' Here, an instrument enters the eye through a small incision in the peripheral cornea. This instrument, known as the 'Phaco Probe,' liquefies the hard cataract inside the eye. Your cataract surgeon then sucks out this material. After this lens removal, the only part that remains is the capsule. The capsule is the natural, outermost lens covering, like a bag filled with stuff. We now have an empty bag since your eye surgeon has removed all the lens material. Ophthalmologists call this space that's left behind the 'bag.'

The next step is inserting the lens inside the eye. Most lenses are foldable lenses. These foldable lenses can fold on themselves to go inside the eye through a small incision.   Once inside the eye, this lens unfolds and opens up inside the 'bag.'

Finally, your eye surgeon removes the jelly from your eye.

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Frequently Asked Questions ?

How much time does a Cataract Surgery take ?
Usually, cataract surgery takes less than 15 min per eye. Sometimes, when we implant a toric lens, your cataract surgeon may take a few minutes more.
What are the various types of lenses one can get implanted in the eyes ?
There are quite a few lenses one can choose from, and yes, sometimes it can get a little confusing.

The choices are – Monofocal lenses, Toric lenses, Multifocal Lenses, Trifocal lenses or Extended depth of focus lenses.

Each lens has its advantages.

One of the newer lenses is the Eyhance lens, and you can read about that lens in the monofocal lens section.
Is Cataract Surgery painful ?
We perform Cataract surgery under topical anaesthesia. What this means is that we use anaesthesia in the form of drops. Yes, only drops. There are no injections around the eye or elsewhere. The patient is awake and can hear us talk and can speak to us.

Because we use only drops, patients will feel that something is going on. Occasionally they may feel a heavy eye. But there is no actual pain. As mentioned earlier, the surgery takes so short a time that by the time the patients start getting restless, they are through.

Read our blog article - "Is Cataract Surgery Painful."
What is the cost of Cataract Surgery in Mumbai ?
This topic is pretty big, and we have thus written a separate note on the cost of cataract surgery in Mumbai.

One of the reasons we are the best cataract surgery hospital in Mumbai is that we are transparent with our charges. Apart from that we have tried and made it very easy to patients by including all that you need in packages.
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