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About Cataract

Cataract is a medical condition where the lens of an individual becomes cloudy and affects their vision. It can develop over the years and can affect either one or both eyes. In case you have a cataract, you can suffer from symptoms such as difficulty to see at night, seeing halos around lights, faded colors, and blurry or double vision.

Overview

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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

Causes

  • Aging
  • Smoking
  • Previous eye surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension

Symptoms

  • Cloudy eye lens
  • Double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Halos surrounding light

Treatment

Eye test for cataract surgery

Diagnosis

If you detect that you are having vision problems, you should consult an ophthalmologist in Mumbai without any delay. The doctor will ask about your medical history and symptoms to narrow down the problem. If the doctor suspects that you have a cataract in one or both eyes, he/she may recommend the following test.

  • Visual Acuity Test- This test helps the doctor to check the eye power or how clearly a person can see an object.
  • Slit-lamp Exam- This test involves inspection of the cornea, iris, eye lens, and the space between the iris and the cornea.
  • Retinal Exam- It is done to see clearly on the backside of the retina. The pupils are dilated and an ophthalmoscope is used to examine the eye lens to look for signs of cataracts.
  • Tonometry Test- This test is done to check the pressure inside the eyes and to look for early signs of glaucoma, if necessary.

Procedure

Cataract surgery is the procedure used for the treatment of cataracts.

MICS – Micro incision cataract surgery (MICS) is an approach to remove cataracts through an incision less than 1.8 mm. The purpose of the surgery is to improve the outcome of the surgery. MICS has been relied on to be a minimally traumatic surgery that offers better postoperative outcomes. In this sophisticated cataract surgery, a high degree of surgical precision and innovation is used.

Advantages of MICS include:

  • Smaller incision
  • Decreased chances of surgically induced astigmatism
  • Faster recovery of vision
  • Faster healingFLACS – Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) is a recent development in the field of cataract surgery. FLACS carries lesser risks compared to non-FLACS small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Compared to manual techniques, FLACS can offer a greater level of precision and repeatability for certain tissue planes.

If you wish to get rid of vision problems and resolve cataracts permanently, get in touch with Pristyn Care today and consult the best ophthalmologist in Chennai.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of cataract surgery in Chennai?

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Which doctor should I consult for cataract treatment- an optometrist or an ophthalmologist?

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How do Pristyn Care doctors treat cataracts?

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Can I undergo cataract surgery in both eyes at the same time?

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Will I need to wear glasses after cataract treatment?

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What is the success rate of cataract surgery in Chennai at Pristyn Care?

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Can I consult with Pristyn Care eye doctors in Chennai after surgery?

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Is it possible to cure cataracts without surgery?

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Is cataract surgery painful?

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Where can I find the best cataract doctors in Chennai?

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What is the difference between mature and immature cataracts?

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Which lens is better for cataract surgery: Indian or Imported?

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Pristyn Care- To Get Advanced Cataract Treatment in Chennai

If you are seeking a daycare provider that is trustworthy, cost-effective, and makes the treatment journey comfortable, Pristyn Care is the best place. We are a multi-specialty healthcare provider dedicated to simplifying the surgical experience for patients.

We provide advanced cataract treatment in Chennai to everyone who needs it. Our doctors employ the latest MICS & FLACS (femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery) to cure cataracts through a minimally invasive and painless procedure. The surgery can be performed in less than 30 minutes and helps the patient to regain clear vision within 24 to 48 hours. Moreover, as the procedure is done on an outpatient basis, you can go home on the same day and recover completely within 4-6 weeks.

To learn more about cataract treatment or our services, give us a call and talk to our medical coordinators.

Consult with Reliable Cataract Doctors to Make The Right Decision

When it comes to undergoing cataract surgery, there are many decisions that have to be made. And to make an informed decision, you will need help from a reliable and expert cataract doctor. That’s why Pristyn Care houses the best team of cataract surgeons in Chennai.

Our doctors are certified and skilled in performing all kinds of cataract surgery. Moreover, they stay updated with the latest advancements in surgical technology. Thus, they will help you understand every aspect of the treatment, including intraocular lenses (IOLs) so that you can make the right decision.

Once you decide which lens implant you want, they will proceed with the treatment and cure the disease in the most effective way. Our non-medical staff also work with the medical team to provide hassle-free treatment. Our medical coordinators will also stay in touch with you in case you need to consult with the doctor after surgery.

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 Chennai 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.
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