Your ophthalmologist will assess your eye and check the vision clarity. Your doctor might ask you to go through an eye chart test to check your vision from a distance. The doctor might also check your eye pressure. This is known as the tonometry test. To check your pupils, the doctor might put drops in your eyes which will make the pupils bigger. This is done to check the optic nerve and to confirm if there is any damage to the retina of the eye. The ophthalmologist might ask you to do a few more tests to check your eye's sensitivity to glare and perception of colors.
MICS - Microincision cataract surgery (MICS) is an approach to remove cataract through 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 healing
FLACS - Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) is a recent development in the field of cataract surgery. FLACS carry 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. Phacoemulsification, or phaco - In this process, a small incision is made on the side of the cornea. The ophthalmologist will then insert a tiny probe into the eye. The device will emit ultrasound waves to soften and break the lens. The broken parts are then removed by suction.