Resolve Cataracts Through Minimally Invasive Surgery at Pristyn Care
If you have been diagnosed with cataracts and wish to get rid of them in a quick and painless way, contact Pristyn Care. We provide advanced treatment for cataracts by leveraging the latest minimally invasive technologies.
The two of the most effective treatment methods for cataracts are FLACS (femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery) & MICS (micro-incision cataract surgery). Both techniques are beneficial for the patients in various ways, such as:
- The surgery is minimally invasive.
- There are no major incisions, stitches, or scars.
- The risk of bleeding and other complications is fewer.
- The procedure is safer and has higher chances of success.
- The recovery is quick and smooth.
Due to these benefits, both patients and doctors prefer using these methods to treat cataracts. You can get in touch with Pristyn Care and learn more about these treatment methods.
Have a Detailed Consultation with Expert Cataract Doctors in Bangalore
Before undergoing surgery, a patient tries his/her best to know more about the surgical procedure. And no one can better explain the procedure than a doctor. So, if you wish to have a detailed consultation with expert cataract doctors, Pristyn Care is the right choice.
Pristyn Care understands the value of an experienced and skilled doctor for surgical procedures. Thus, we house experienced cataract surgeons in Bangalore who have more than 8 years of experience. Our doctors are certified and trained in minimally invasive procedures.
Due to the expertise and skills of our cataract surgeons, the success rate of surgical treatments at Pristyn Care is more than 90%. You can rely on our doctors and consult them confidentially face-to-face or over a phone call.
What are the Risks of Having Cataract Surgery?
All surgical procedures have some kind of risk. And the same goes for cataract surgery. Patients are also aware of this, and they feel very concerned about these risks. The most common risks and complications associated with the procedure involves:
- Drooping eyelid
- Dislocation of artificial lens
- Retinal detachment
- Secondary cataract
- Loss of vision
As there are significant chances of risks, it takes a professional to avoid them. Pristyn Care doctors have ample knowledge and expertise that allows them to mitigate the risks easily. Thus, the patient can stop worrying and undergo cataract surgery with minimal risks.
What are the different types of Cataract Surgery?
All types of cataract surgery involve the replacement of the natural lens with an artificial implant, which is known as an intraocular lens (IOL). In Bangalore and every other city across India, the following techniques are available to perform cataract operations:
- Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery It is one of the most common techniques used for cataract treatment. During phacoemulsification, the surgeon makes an incision around 2 to 3 mm with the help of an ultrasonic probe. The probe breaks up the cataract using vibration and removes the fragments with a suction device. Then a foldable lens is inserted into the eye through the incision.
- Manual Extracapsular Cataract Surgery (MECS) MECS is a technique that involves making a large incision, around 9 to 13mm long to remove the clouded eye lens and replace it with the IOL.
- Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) It is a variation of MECS in which a smaller V-shaped incision is made in the eye. The incision becomes wider as it reaches the lens. While the outer incision is around 6.5 mm, the inner incision is around 11 mm.
- Micro Incision Cataract Surgery (MICS) As the name suggests, micro-incision cataract surgery is done through a 1.8 mm incision which is even smaller than small incision cataract surgery (MSICS). The rest of the procedure stays the same. The clouded lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens.
- Femtosecond Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS) It is the latest technique to perform cataract surgery. A femtosecond laser is used to make the incision and the laser further divides and softens the cataract. Due to this, a minimal amount of phacoemulsification energy is required to remove the clouded lens.
- Intracapsular Cataract Surgery This type of cataract surgery involves the removal of the entire lens and the lens capsule from the eye. It requires a big incision and has many risks and complications. Therefore, it is rarely performed nowadays.
Out of all these types of cataract surgery, each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Not to mention that each technique has some side effects and chances of complications. Therefore, when you consult a cataract doctor, he/she diagnoses the condition thoroughly and then suggests the appropriate technique which is safe for the patient.
How to choose the best cataract lens for you?
The best thing about cataract surgery is that once the lens is replaced, the results are permanent. And there are different types of lenses for cataract surgery, each of which has unique benefits. These lenses are widely known as intraocular lenses and are classified into the following types:
- Standard Lens (Monofocal) This type of lens addresses the vision problems at a specific distance, i.e., either nearby vision or distant vision. You can choose between the two depending on the activities you perform on a regular basis. Monofocal lenses are usually spherical, i.e., the surface is uniformly curved, allowing the patient to see clearly at one distance only.
- Multifocal IOLs These lenses can help the patient to see distant and nearby objects clearly at the same time. These are considered premium lenses because they have both multifocal and accommodative properties that allow the patient to see at different ranges at the same time. Multifocal lenses are aspherical, therefore, they can correct presbyopia and astigmatism at the same time.
- Toric Lens (IOLs) This type of lens is specially made to correct astigmatism in cataract patients. There is a special type of toric lens as well that provides extended depth-of-focus. These lenses are slightly more expensive than other types as well.
- Monovision Lens People often confuse monovision lenses with monofocal lenses. There is a significant difference between these two. While a monofocal lens provides clear vision at a distance only, a monovision lens is implanted in both eyes to correct vision problems. An intraocular lens is implanted in one eye that provides nearby vision and another lens is implanted in the other eye that provides distance vision.
The doctor does an accurate diagnosis to determine the appropriate power of the IOL and provide desired results to the patient in terms of refractive outcomes after the surgery. You will have a detailed discussion with the doctor about these types of lenses for cataract surgery before proceeding with the treatment. The specialist will also provide you information about the best cataract lens brands in India, such as Bausch & Lomb, Freshlook, Acuvue, Alcon, Johnson & Johnson, Zeiss, etc. to make the decision.
Precautions After Cataract Surgery
Many people don't realize this, but post-surgery care after cataract surgery plays a major role in determining how long you will need to recover. While you are being discharged from the hospital, the doctor will provide you with a guide that consists of all the dos and don'ts after cataract surgery.
Don'ts After Cataract Surgery
- Do not rub your eyes with your hands as it can dislodge the corneal flap and stitches.
- Don't take a shower bath or swim for the first 10 days after surgery.
- Avoid washing your eyes until the doctor gives you permission to do so.
- Avoid using shampoos or cosmetic products too as they may contain chemicals that can irritate the eyes.
- Do not indulge in activities that may damage your eyes, including contact sports or activities like swimming.
- Avoid lifting heavy weights as it may put a strain on your eyes.
- Also avoid coughing, sneezing, or straining during bowel movements as it may increase the pressure on the eyes.
Dos After Cataract Surgery
- You can watch TV or other digital screens after the 3rd day of cataract surgery.
- Do remember to use the eye drops prescribed by the doctor as directed.
- Wear a protective eye cap throughout the day and at night to prevent dust or dirt from entering your eyes.
- Keep the protective cap on while you are asleep to ensure that you don't rub or poke the eye during sleep.
- Clean your eyes with clean and warm water with the help of cotton.
- Contact your doctor if any of the problematic symptoms, like itchiness, fluid discharge, etc. persists longer.