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Cataract Surgery in Chandigarh

Cataracts are one of the most common eye diseases that can lead to blindness if not treated on time. Most people try various home remedies without realizing that these methods do not provide effective results. Surgery is the only permanent solution for cataracts.

You can get advanced treatment for cortical cataracts, congenital cataracts, nuclear cataracts, posterior subcapsular cataracts, senile cataracts, and all other types of cataracts at Pristyn Care. We offer painless and scarless cataract eye surgery through advanced MICS (microincision cataract surgery) and FLACS (femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery) techniques. To talk to the best cataract surgeon in Chandigarh, book a free appointment with us.

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Overview

Cataract
Types of Cataracts
  • Nuclear Cataract
  • Cortical Cataracts
  • Posterior Subcapsular Cataracts
  • Congenital Cataracts
  • Secondary Cataracts
  • Traumatic Cataracts
  • Radiation Cataracts
Severity of Cataracts
  • Early Cataracts
  • Immature Cataracts
  • Mature Cataracts
  • Hypermature Cataracts
Cataract in different languages
  • Cataract in Hindi- मोतियाबिंद
  • Cataract in Marathi- मोतिबिंदू
  • Cataract in Telugu- కంటి శుక్లాలు
  • Cataract in Bengali- ছানি
Risks & Complications of Cataract Surgery
  • Inflammation and infection
  • Bleeding and swelling
  • Drooping eyelid
  • Dislocation of artificial lens
  • Retinal detachment
  • Glaucoma
  • Secondary cataract
  • Loss of vision
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Cataract (Motiyabind) Surgery Procedure

Cataract surgery, also known as lens replacement surgery, involves replacing the clouded lens with an artificial lens. The clouded parts of the natural eye lens are removed safely by using phacoemulsification or a laser machine. Then the intraocular lens (cataract lens), commonly called IOL is placed inside the hollow cavity of the lens to provide clear vision. 

At Pristyn Care, Chandigarh, we use the following techniques to treat cataracts-

MICS

Microincision cataract surgery is one of the most commonly used approaches for cataract removal. In this technique, a very small incision, less than 1.8 mm is created to access the eye lens, break it down, and extract it. Then the IOL is implanted in the eye to provide clear vision. 

It is a safe and effective procedure with more than a 98% success rate and minimal complications. The recovery after microincision cataract surgery is also quick with negligible chances of developing surgically induced astigmatism. 

FLACS 

Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) is an advanced form of cataract operation. A femtosecond laser is used to make an incision in the cornea and to break down the clouded part of the eye lens. The laser makes it safer and quicker to extract the lens with precision. Then the IOL is implanted in the eye (or both eyes) to restore the vision. 

If you have been diagnosed with any type of cataract, you can book a consultation with the best cataract surgeon in Chandigarh and discuss the treatment plan in detail. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does cataract surgery cost in Chandigarh?

Cataract surgery cost in Chandigarh ranges from Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 35,000 per eye. If you have cataracts in both eyes, the cost of surgery may range from Rs. 70,000 to Rs. 80,000 approximately.

What affects the cost of the cataract operation in Chandigarh?

There are various factors that are usually considered while calculating the overall cost of cataract surgery. These factors include- 

  • Choice of the hospital for cataract surgery in Chandigarh
  • The technique used for cataract removal 
  • Type of IOL (intraocular lens) chosen for replacement 
  • Diagnostic tests and evaluation of the eyes 
  • Hospital or clinic related expenses 
  • Post-surgery care and support 
  • Follow-up consultations 

Each of the above-mentioned components has either a major or minor impact on the cost. To get a closer estimate, you can call Pristyn Care and talk to our medical coordinators. 

Why should I choose Pristyn Care to undergo cataract surgery in Chandigarh? 

Pristyn Care simplifies the surgical journey of the patient and provides comprehensive care from the start to the end. In addition, we provide services that are beneficial for the patients, including- 

  • Advanced technique for cataract treatment 
  • Best hospitals for cataract surgery in Chandigarh
  • Pick and drop service on the day of surgery 
  • All insurances covered with assistance 
  • Free follow-up consultations 
How much does a cataract lens or intraocular lens (IOL) cost?

The cost of different types of cataract lens or IOL ranges as below- 

  • Monofocal cataract lens- Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 50,000
  • Multifocal cataract lens- Rs. 35,000 to Rs. 75,000
  • Toric cataract lens- Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 90,000
  • Monovision cataract lens- Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 70,000
Is cataract surgery painful?

No, cataract surgery is not painful at all. Numbing eye drops are used before the surgery to ensure that you won’t feel any pain. The effect of these drops wears out after a few hours.

How long does it take to recover from cataract surgery?

The pain, discomfort, irritation in the eyes, and other after-effects of surgery usually improve within 1-2 days. The full recovery may take 3 to 4 weeks. The doctor provides a new prescription for the eyes only after the healing is complete.

What is the difference between a mature and immature cataract?

A mature cataract is denser than an immature cataract. The symptoms involve blurry vision, double vision, glares, and halos around the light sources. An immature cataract only causes minor vision problems and doesn’t affect the quality of the life of the individual. Mature cataract symptoms are much worse and very likely to affect the individual’s quality of life. Even reading becomes difficult when the cataract matures. Cataract surgery is usually recommended at this stage.

Is cataract surgery covered under insurance?

Cataract surgery is covered by all health insurance policies. These are some terms and conditions that may vary from one insurance company to another. Therefore, it is always advised to talk to the insurance provider beforehand and have a clear understanding of the terms and conditions.

Best Cataract Surgery Hospitals in Chandigarh 

If you have been diagnosed with any type of cataract, get in touch with Pristyn Care and discuss the treatment options. In Chandigarh, we provide advanced cataract treatment using MICS and FLACS techniques. Being one of the leading healthcare providers, we ensure that our patients get best-in-class treatment at cost-effective prices. 

We are partnered with the best cataract hospitals in Chandigarh that have the latest USFDA-approved surgical and diagnostic tools. Our doctors are well-versed in all types of cataract surgeries and have specialized training in minimally invasive procedures. You can rest assured knowing that the surgery will be performed by highly experienced cataract surgeons. Pristyn Care takes care of every aspect of treatment and provides assistance throughout the journey for a hassle-free experience. 

Best Cataract Surgeon in Chandigarh

To consult the best cataract surgeon in Chandigarh, you can book an appointment using any of the following ways- 

  • Give us a call at the number given at the top. 
  • Fill out the information in the “Book Appointment” form and submit it. 
  • Download the Pristyn Care app and schedule an appointment with the doctor personally. 

You can book an appointment whenever you wish to consult with the doctor to clear your doubts and concerns. An online consultation service is also available so that you can talk to the doctor over a virtual call.

Different Types of Cataract Surgeries

Most cataracts are age-related, i.e., they occur due to the changes in the eye that occur as you get older. The most common types of cataracts are- 

1: Nuclear Cataract 

As the name signifies, this type of cataract starts to form in the nucleus of the lens, i.e., the middle part. The lens turns densely yellow to brown and clouds the vision to an extent that it becomes difficult to distinguish between different shades of color. 

2: Cortical Cataract 

The cortical cataract affects the edges of the lens first and then progresses to the nucleus. It begins as whitish streaks in the lens that interfere with the light passing through. 

3: Posterior Subcapsular Cataract 

This type of cataract affects the back of the lens and starts as a small, opaque area. It falls directly in the path of light and reduces the nearby vision along with other symptoms, such as glares or halos. This type of cataract progresses very quickly. 

Besides age-related degradation of eye health, cataracts can arise due to other reasons. Based on these reasons, cataracts are further categorized into the following types- 

  • Congenital cataracts arise in children due to some trauma, genetic factors, or intrauterine infection. 
  • Traumatic cataract forms due to some injury, such as burn, chemical, or splinter in the eye. They may take years to show visible signs or may appear right away. 
  • Radiation cataract is caused due to excessive UV exposure or as a side-effect of radiation therapy for cancer. 
  • Secondary cataract is the type that occurs due to another condition or as a result of medical treatment. 

At Pristyn Care, we provide treatment for all types of cataracts and help people preserve the gift of sight.

How is a cataract diagnosed?

Cataract diagnosis involves a series of tests that are done to accurately measure the severity of cataracts and other eye conditions. In most cases, cataracts can be detected with a dilation test performed during a routine eye exam. Other tests that may be conducted prior to the surgery include- 

  • Visual Acuity Test– It is performed with the help of an eye chart that has a series of letters. Each eye is tested to determine if your vision is getting impaired or not. 
  • Slit-lamp Examination- This test allows the eye specialist to see eye components under magnification. The slit lamp illuminates the cornea, iris, and lens. Thus, the doctor can detect the protein deposits on the lens clearly. 
  • Retinal Exam- The doctor puts eye drops for pupil dilation and examines the lens to look for signs of cataracts with the help of an ophthalmoscope. 

Besides the above-mentioned tests, some additional testing may also be required, including- 

  • Biometry or IOLs workup to check the power of the lens required 
  • B-scan or ultrasound to identify the maturation stage of cataract 
  • Pentacam test to determine the correct position for lens placement
  • Specular microscopy to detect corneal diseases that may affect the outcome of cataract surgery

How to prepare for Cataract Surgery?

The cataract doctor will guide you at every step during the treatment. The doctor will explain what the surgery entails during the initial consultation and prepare you mentally. Other preparations that are generally done before cataract surgery involve the following- 

  • Getting the eyes tested thoroughly to identify other eye disorders. 
  • Determining which type of intraocular lens is appropriate for your eyes. 
  • Using eye drops and other medications prescribed by the doctor. 
  • Avoid smoking and drinking completely at least a week before cataract surgery. 

On the day of surgery, the doctor may also ask you to avoid eating and drinking anything 6-8 hours prior to the surgery. 

Cataract Treatment Without Surgery- Possible or Not?

There are many misconceptions about cataract treatment. The most common is that cataracts can be treated or managed with eye drops. However, the eye drops available at pharmacies and medical centers are not effective in managing cataract symptoms or reversing the condition. The only cure for cataracts is surgery. 

Generally, doctors suggest that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and taking good care of the eyes can slow the progression of cataracts. However, there is no evidence that proves this theory. The right approach for cataract treatment is looking out for problematic symptoms and undergoing cataract surgery at the right time. Typically, eye specialists recommend cataract surgery before the condition reaches the hypermature stage. 

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