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What is Cataract Surgery?

A cataract is an eye disorder characterized by the clouding of the natural eye lens. The lens has proteins and fibers in the eye that are clear and allow the passage of light. With age or due to some other reason, like injury, diabetes, etc, the proteins and fibers may start to clump together, resulting in the clouding of the lens.

This will prevent the light from passing through the eye lens and affect vision. If not addressed on time, the clouding will continue to progress, and the patient may risk blindness. The only treatment for cataracts is undergoing cataract surgery.

There are no medicines that can cure cataracts or slow down their progression. Ultimately, you will need surgical removal of the clouded lens. So, if your vision is becoming foggy or blurry, get in touch with Pristyn Care and undergo cataract surgery in Ghaziabad, as it is the only effective treatment.

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Cataract Overview

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Cataract Symptoms
  • Cloudy, blurry, or dim vision
  • Difficulty in seeing at night
  • Light and glare sensitivity
  • Seeing halos around the lights
  • Frequent changes in vision
  • Fading colors
  • Double vision
Types of Cataracts
  • Nuclear Cataract
  • Cortical Cataracts
  • Posterior Subcapsular
  • Cataracts
  • Congenital Cataracts
  • Secondary Cataracts
  • Traumatic Cataracts
  • Radiation Cataracts
Grades of Cataract
  • 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
Types of Cataract Lens
  • Standard monofocal lens
  • Multifocal lens
  • Toric lens
  • Monovision lens
Cataract Lens Price List
  • Indian monofocal- Rs. 20000-25000
  • Foreign monofocal- Rs. 28000-35000
  • Indian multifocal- Rs. 45000-55000
  • Foreign Multifocal- Rs. 70000-80000
  • Trifocal- Rs. 85000-95000
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Cataract Treatment

Cataract Diagnosis 

To identify the severity of the condition (grade of cataract), the doctor examines the eye physically. For an accurate diagnosis, the doctor will recommend the following tests- 

  • Visual Acuity & Refraction Test– These examinations are done to check the sharpness and clarity of the vision. The doctor will check one eye at a time to look for signs of visual impairment. 
  • Slit-Lamp Examination– The slit-lamp examination involves shining a bright light on the eye with the help of a microscope. The reflection of the light is observed to identify the spots that are opaque. 
  • Retinal Examination- This examination involves dilating the pupils and examining the retina to check if the light rays are reaching the surface or not. 

Through these examinations, the ophthalmologist determines to which extent the cataract has progressed and what would be the best technique to remove it. 

Types of Cataract Surgery 

The different types of cataract surgery are explained below- 

  • Phacoemulsification- This technique involves using an ultrasound probe to break or emulsify the clouded part of the lens. Tiny incisions are made in the cornea to access the lens, and the probe is inserted into the eye to remove the cataract. 
  • Extracapsular Cataract Extraction- In this technique, most of the clouded lens is extracted except for the elastic lens capsule. It is left in place to implant the artificial lens. The incision made in the cornea or sclera in this technique is around 10-12 mm. 
  • Intracapsular Cataract Extraction- This technique involves making a large incision in the eye to remove the entire lens and its capsule. After cataract removal, the anterior chamber lens is implanted in the eye with the help of sutures. 
  • Microincision Cataract Surgery- This minimally invasive technique is performed by making an incision of 1.8 mm in the eye. A self-healing scleral tunnel wound is created to remove the cloudy lens. 
  • Femtosecond Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery- It is the most popular and minimally invasive technique of cataract removal. The surgery involves using a femtosecond laser to make the incision and remove the cloudy part of the lens. 

The most suitable technique for cataract removal is chosen after diagnosing the patient’s condition. At Pristyn Care, we leverage all these techniques depending on the patient’s condition. 

Cataract Surgery Procedure 

The procedure is carried out in the following steps- 

  • You will be given a sedative to help you relax as you will be awake during the surgery. 
  • The medical team will take you to the OT, and your body will be covered entirely except the eyes. 
  • The eyes will be cleaned, and the surgeon will make an incision in the eye to access the clouded lens. 
  • Depending on the method of treatment chosen, the surgeon will emulsify the cloudy parts of the lens, leaving a small capsule behind which can hold the artificial intraocular lens. 
  • The IOL is implanted inside the eye, and the incision is closed. 

In general, the procedure remains the same; only the techniques differ. 

Why Pristyn Care?

Delivering Seamless Surgical Experience in India

01.

Pristyn Care is COVID-19 safe

Your safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.

02.

Assisted Surgery Experience

A dedicated Care Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.

03.

Medical Expertise With Technology

Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA approved.

04.

Post Surgery Care

We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

Pristyn Care in Numbers

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Happy Patients

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Clinics

45+

Cities

150K+

Surgeries

400+

Doctors

800+

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find the best doctor for cataracts in Ghaziabad?

In Ghaziabad, if you wish to consult the best cataract doctors, contact Pristyn Care. We house a team of skilled ophthalmologists with 10+ years of experience. Each of our surgeons has performed at least 5000 cataract surgeries successfully. You can rely on their expertise and get optimal care under them. 

 

What is the difference between glaucoma and cataract?

Glaucoma and cataracts are two different conditions. Glaucoma affects the optic nerve due to excessive eye pressure. Unlike this, cataracts develop in the eye lens due to the clumping of proteins. These conditions affect different components of the eye and hence have different symptoms and treatment options. 

 

Can cataracts cause glaucoma?

The main cause of glaucoma is an increase in eye pressure or intraocular pressure. So, cataracts are the most common contributing factors in causing glaucoma by increasing eye pressure and damage to the optic nerve. Cataracts also narrow the drainage angle and elevate the severity of glaucoma.

How to prevent a cataract without any surgery?

Change in the diet Avoid or quit smoking Protection from ultraviolet radiation Control your blood sugar Regular eye check-up

Is it possible to cure cataracts without surgery?

No. There is no other treatment method available for cataracts. It is an irreversible process that cannot be solved with the help of medications. Thus, you will need surgical treatment to cure cataracts permanently.

How can I find the best doctor for cataracts in Ghaziabad?

To get in touch with the best cataract doctors in Ghaziabad, you only need to call Pristyn Care. We have the best team of ophthalmologists that specialize in all kinds of cataract treatment. You can contact our medical coordinators and we’ll help you schedule an appointment with the best cataract doctor in Ghaziabad.

How much does cataract surgery cost in Ghaziabad?

The overall cost of the cataract operation in Ghaziabad is between Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 35,000 for one eye. It varies from one patient to another because of the factors like the doctor fee, medications, hospital expenses, and type of cataract surgery performed.

Is cataract surgery covered under health insurance?

Yes. Cataract surgery is covered under health insurance plans. It is a procedure that is medically necessary to prevent permanent blindness. You only need to find out whether you have enough coverage to cover the entire cost of treatment or not.

What is the difference between mature and immature cataracts?

An immature cataract is a cataract that is incomplete, i.e., the clouding on the lens is not complete yet and the cortex is also clear. A mature cataract is one that is completely opaque. It is also known as a white cataract.

Is red-eye after cataract surgery common?

Yes. It is normal for the eye to appear red after cataract surgery. You may also feel other symptoms like grittiness or itchiness in the eye with some fluid discharge. These are common symptoms that will go away on their own as your eyes heal after the surgery.

What is the difference between ICL surgery and cataract surgery?

ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) surgery is done for correction of refractive errors and cataract surgery is done to treat cataracts, i.e., cloudiness of the natural eye lens. While ICL surgery involves implanting a lens to bend the light correctly on the retina to clear the vision, cataract surgery involves replacing the natural eye lens with an artificial lens. To learn more about the clear differences between these two procedures, it will be better to talk to a professional.

What is a complicated cataract?

A complicated cataract is the opacification of the eye lens due to uveitis or other forms of inflammation in the eye. It can affect the posterior, intermediate, or anterior part of the eye lens. This type of cataract is often accompanied by other ocular problems, such as posterior synechiae (adhesions between the iris and lens), anterior synechiae (adhesions between the iris and cornea), and glaucoma (excessive eye pressure). 

 

What is the cataract grading system? 

The cataract grading system is the metric used to determine the severity of the condition. For each type of cataract, the grading system is slightly different. 

  • For a nuclear cataract, there are four grades, i.e., mild, moderate, pronounced, and severe. It is divided based on the extent to which the vision is affected. 
  • A cortical cataract is graded on the basis of the obscured intrapupillary space. Its grades are- Grade 1 (10% coverage), Grade 2 (10-50% coverage), Grade 3 (50-90% coverage), and Grade 4 (more than 90% coverage). 
  • The posterior subcapsular cataract is graded by the degree of the obscured posterior capsule. The grades are- Grade 1 (3% coverage), Grade 2 (30% coverage), Grade 3 (50% coverage), and Grade 4 (more than 50% coverage). 

How to choose the best lens for cataract surgery? 

The best lens for cataract surgery will depend on the patient’s vision and refractive errors that need to be corrected. While monofocal lenses are the ones that are most commonly used, some patients may benefit from other types of lenses. So, while you are choosing the lens, consider the following factors- 

  • The cost of the standard and premium intraocular lenses (IOLs). 
  • Average time the eye would take to adapt to the new lens. 
  • The daily vision needs of the patient. 
  • Whether the patient is willing to use eyeglasses after surgery. 

Talk to your eye doctor and discuss which type of lens can give you more realistic results in terms of vision improvement. You can book a free consultation with Pristyn Care doctors to get advanced cataract treatment in Ghaziabad. 

Before & After Cataract Surgery 

The vision quality improvement after cataract surgery is subjective to the patient’s eye health. Generally, cataract surgery outcomes are focused on the visual acuity and refractive status of the patient after the treatment.  

Typically, the vision restoration is the same as before the cataract started developing in the eye. If you had refractive errors before cataract development, the vision would still be blurry. However, if you choose to get premium cataract lenses that address refractive errors, you will notice a major improvement in your vision quality. 

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.

Dos and Don’ts After Cataract Surgery

During the recovery period, the patient is instructed to follow some tips that are essential to ensure a faster and smoother recovery. So, here are some dos and don’ts that you should follow after cataract surgery. 

Dos

  • Use the prescribed eye drops as directed. 
  • Take proper rest for the first 2-3 days. 
  • Wear the protective eye shield while sleeping for at least a week. 
  • Start driving only after the doctor gives you permission. 
  • Resume activities like watching TV, laptop, or other digital screens after 2-4 days. 
  • Clean your eyes with warm water using cotton until you are allowed to wash your eyes normally. 
  • Wear sunglasses while going out to prevent direct sunlight from entering the eyes. 

Don’ts 

  • Do not rub your eyes until they heal completely. 
  • Avoid using soap, shampoo, hair products, makeup, and other chemical products that can irritate the eyes. 
  • Do not exercise or perform any house chores until you recover. 
  • Avoid taking a shower, swimming, or bathing in hot tubs for the first 2 weeks. 
  • Do not wash your eyes or strain them in any way. 

What are the common cataract surgery complications? 

Some common cataract surgery complications include- 

  • Eye infection
  • Inflammation
  • Floaters
  • Light sensitivity, etc. 

Other than these, other more serious complications can also arise if the patient fails to care for the eyes. The serious complications include- 

  • Increased eye pressure (glaucoma)
  • Lens dislocation
  • Secondary cataract (posterior capsular opacification)
  • Macular edema
  • Retinal detachment, etc. 

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.

 

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