When to consider cataract surgery?
As the clouding on the lens increases, it becomes harder for the individual to carry out normal activities. Normally, when a cataract becomes mature, it becomes opaque to a great extent and makes it difficult for the doctor to examine the back of the eye as well.
So, if you have a cataract in one or both eyes, you should consider undergoing cataract surgery in Bangalore at the hands of the most experienced surgeons based on the answers to the following questions-
- Can you see while working on the computer/laptop?
- Can you drive properly?
- Is it difficult to read even with the help of glasses or spectacles?
- Are you able to watch TV, cook, shop, or climb stairs?
- Is your vision degrading or affecting your regular life?
- Do bright lights make it harder for you to see?
If you have been experiencing issues while performing these or similar activities, it is a sign that the clouding on the eye lens is becoming denser and you need proper treatment as soon as possible. For proper assessment, you can consult with the best cataract surgeon in Bangalore by getting in touch with Pristyn Care.
What are the risks associated with cataract surgery?
Eye surgeries are usually performed by taking extensive safety measures to avoid the potential risks and complications. Still, some people do experience some side effects in the eye, such as-
- Swelling around the eyes
- Drooping eyelids
- Dislocation of artificial lens
- Retinal detachment
- Secondary cataract
- Vision loss
Most of these complications can be mitigated by the surgeon. That’s why, Pristyn Care has a highly experienced team of the best cataract surgeons in Bangalore. The risks and complications are higher in people who have other eye conditions, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. To minimize the risks, the surgeon usually performs a thorough diagnosis and evaluates the eyes to choose the best technique and lens for cataract surgery.
How to prepare for cataract treatment?
The preparation for cataract surgery doesn’t involve a wide variety of tasks. The doctor will suggest few things, such as-
- Don’t eat or drink anything 12 hours before the surgery.
- Stop taking medicines that can increase the risks during or after the procedure.
- Let your doctor know if you have any other health problems, such as prostate problems.
- Use antibiotic eye drops prescribed by the doctor one or two days before the surgery.
These recommendations are made by the doctor to reduce the chances of complications. Therefore, it is important that you follow these tips properly.
A week before the procedure, the doctor will also perform a painless ultrasound test to measure the shape and size of the eye to determine the right type of lens implant.
How is the best cataract lens chosen for the patient?
As specified above, cataract surgery involves the replacement of the natural eye lens with an artificial one, known as Intraocular lenses (IOLs). These lenses come in different varieties and also have additional features that are beneficial for the patient. There are some standard lenses that are implanted in the eye that allow the patient to see as clearly as before.
Along with standard lenses, there are premium lenses that allow the surgeon to address refractive errors, such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism as well. These premium lenses include multifocal lenses, toric lenses, monovision lenses, extended-depth-of-vision lenses, etc.
The cataract surgeon understands the patient’s lifestyle and requirements to find out which type of lens would be most suitable. After a proper evaluation and discussion with the patient, the final decision is made and the surgeon also gives an estimate of the entire treatment.
What to expect after cataract removal surgery?
Once the procedure is done, you will be transferred to your room, where you’ll rest for the next few hours. Immediately after the surgery, your vision will be blurry as the lens will take some time to adjust. The colors may also seem brighter as you’ll be looking through a clear lens instead of the yellow/brown tinted one.
You may feel slight itching and discomfort in the eyes after the surgery which is normal. But make sure that you don’t rub or press the eyes. The doctor will ask you to wear an eyepatch or protective shield after the surgery for a couple of days.
The complete healing of the eyes takes 6-8 weeks. And throughout this period, most of the side effects that appear as a result of the surgery will disappear and you will be able to see clearly.
Potential Complications After Cataract Surgery
Surgery is the only effective treatment for cataracts. It restores vision successfully in the majority of people who get the treatment. However, in many people, secondary cataracts develop after the surgery. The medical term for secondary cataract is posterior capsule opacification (PCO). It happens when the back of the lens capsule (the part of the lens that was not removed and supports the lens implant) becomes cloudy and leads to vision loss.
Fortunately, this opacification can be treated with a minor procedure performed with the help of YAG (yttrium-aluminum-garnet) laser. Other than this complication, there are also rare chances of retinal detachment or increased eye pressure, which can also be resolved. Thus, in the long-term, cataract surgery will allow you to see clearly for a long time until you develop some other condition due to old age.
Talk to the Best Cataract Surgeon in Bangalore to Plan the Treatment
If you have been having trouble seeing clearly and diagnosed with cataract, you only need to get in touch with Pristyn Care experts. We have the best doctors for cataract surgery in Bangalore who have performed 5000+ surgeries each. All of our doctors also have more than 15 years of experience and during this period, they have helped numerous people to see clearly.
To talk to our cataract surgeons in Bangalore, you can either give us a call or fill out the appointment form available here. Our medical coordinators will schedule your consultation with the cataract doctor in Bangalore at the earliest locality so that you can have a detailed discussion and plan the treatment accordingly.