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About 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 Gurgaon, 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
  • Double vision
  • Fading colors
Stages of Cataract
  • Early cataracts
  • Immature cataracts
  • Mature cataracts
  • Hypermature cataracts
Types of Cataracts
  • Nuclear Cataract
  • Cortical Cataracts
  • Posterior Subcapsular Cataracts
  • Congenital Cataracts
  • Secondary Cataracts
  • Traumatic Cataracts
  • Radiation Cataracts
Grades of Cataracts
  • Early Cataracts
  • Immature Cataracts
  • Mature Cataracts
  • Hypermature Cataracts
Types of Cataract Lens
  • Standard monofocal lens
  • Multifocal lens
  • Monovision lens
  • Toric 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
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
Cataract Symptoms
  • Blurry Vision
  • Cloudy Eye Lens
  • Double Vision
  • Fading of Colors
  • Increaded Sensitivity to Glare
  • Halos Surrounding Light
  • Terrible Night Vision
  • Frequent Changes in prescription
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Cataract (Motiyabind) - Diagnosis and 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does cataract surgery cost in Gurgaon?

The overall cost of the cataract operation in Gurgaon is between Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 1,50,000 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.

How to choose the best cataract surgeon in Gurgaon?

Here are some factors that can help you choose the best cataract surgeon in Gurgaon – 

  • Total experience of the surgeon
  • Number of successful eye surgeries performed
  • Reputation of the eye surgeon. 
  • Patient reviews
  • The cost of consultation and follow-up sessions shouldn’t be exorbitantly high
  • Reputation of the hospital 
  • Accessibility of the surgeon on the day of the surgery

If you wish to consult the best cataract doctors in Gurgaon, 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. 

 

Can I watch TV after my cataract surgery?

After the cataract surgery, you can watch TV right away. However, things may look blurry at first but cloudy vision subsides soon. It may take 1 to 3 days for most people to return to work or a normal lifestyle with certain precautions and eyeglasses, especially for reading. Contact your cataract surgeon in case you experience any difficulty or strain in the eyes after your surgery.

What are the most common problems after my cataract surgery?

Most people with cataracts usually experience improved vision after the surgery. However, there are some common problems that can occur after cataract surgery – 

  • Nausea
  • Disorientation
  • Blurry vision
  • Glare or halos
  • Dryness and itching in the eye
  • Sensitivity towards light

Get medical assistance as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary complications.

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.

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. 

 

Is cataract surgery in Gurgaon covered under health insurance?

Yes. Cataract surgery in Gurgaon 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.

Is medical management of cataracts possible?

Cataracts cannot be managed with medications or eye drops. The only effective solution for cataracts is the surgical removal of the clouded lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. 

 

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). 

 

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 Gurgaon. 

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. 

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. 

Highly Experienced Cataract Surgeons in Gurgaon

Pristyn Care houses some of the best ophthalmologists with years of experience in providing the most advanced cataract treatment and other eye treatments. Over the past few years, our doctors have successfully performed over 5000 cataract surgeries in Gurgaon.

Our doctors are well-trained and skilled in all types of cataract surgeries and have ample knowledge to mitigate the risks associated with the procedure. In Gurgaon, our cataract doctors have a success rate higher than 95%. You can rely on them to get optimal treatment under all circumstances.

Why is Cataract Surgery a Better Option?

The lens inside the human eye is made up of proteins arranged in a particular pattern. The light rays entering the eye pass through this lens and focus on the retina. At a young age, this lens remains clear and transparent. With age, the proteins start to clump together and prevent light rays from passing through. As a result, the vision becomes cloudy and blurry. There is no option that can reverse the condition. Hence, the only way to restore vision is by removing the diseased lens and implanting a new artificial lens which is only possible through surgery.

Top 5 Benefits of Choosing Surgery For Cataracts

All the benefits of cataract surgery can be summed up into the following five advantages.

  • Better vision- As the primary objective of cataract surgery is to remove the cloudy lens from the eye and replace it with a new one, the restored vision is clear and improved. The light rays are able to reach the retina easily.
  • Improved quality of life– Due to the clouding of the vision, cataract patients are unable to perform even the simplest tasks such as knitting, reading, watching TV, etc. without putting any extra strain on the eyes. In other words, cataract surgery makes it easier for patients to perform such tasks without putting extra pressure on the eyes.
  • Maintenance of eye health– Now that cataract patients have to make extra efforts to see objects, it makes the eye prone to other problems such as glaucoma. With cataract surgery, the risk of such a problem occurring decreases considerably.
  • Increased independence– Often, cataract patients require assistance in very day-to-day activities, which makes them dependent on others. After the cataract surgery, such dependency is reduced to zero.
  • Lesser chances of any accidents or injuries– People with poor vision are prone to running into a glass door or missing out on a pebble. The surgery reduces the chances of such accidents or injuries.

Why Choose Cataract Surgery from Pristyn Care?

In Gurgaon, we have our own clinics and partnered hospitals where advanced cataract treatment is provided. Along with using modern techniques, we also provide personalized care and other benefits to the patients. Here are some of the reasons for choosing Pristyn Care.

  • Highest safety and protection– For us, the patient’s safety is very important to us and hence, we are following every necessary instruction against COVID-19 at our clinics as well as partner hospitals.
  • Insurance paperwork– Our insurance team handles the entire process of getting approval for insurance claims required to cover the cost of cataract surgery in Gurgaon. Our team also completes the necessary paperwork.
  • Free transportation– On the day of the surgery, we arrange for a cab to pick you up and drop you off at the doorstep free of any charge.
  • Free follow-up consultation– The first follow-up appointment for checking the progress is free of cost after the cataract surgery.

Does cataract gets covered under medical insurance?

Fortunately, cataract surgery is one of the medical procedures that make the list of treatments covered by medical insurance. In Gurgaon, most health insurance companies offer coverage (primarily partial) for the cost of getting rid of cataracts. Hence, if you have a health insurance plan, the cost of cataract surgery is easily covered. Make sure you go through the terms and conditions of the plan minutely.

The health insurance scheme may not cover the same if premium lenses are implanted inside the eye. In some cases, patients have to wait for two years from the date of the purchase to file a claim for cataract treatment. Pristyn Care’s insurance team assists the patients with the process of getting approval on the insurance claim as quickly as possible.

How To Book An Appointment with a Pristyn Care Doctor?

Booking an appointment with Pristyn Care’s best eye specialist in Gurgaon is simple and easy. You only need to use one of the following methods:

  • You simply need to call on the above number or fill out the form on the right-hand side. Our medical coordinator gets in touch with you at the earliest and assists in booking a consultation (online or physical) for you or your near ones at a time suitable for you with the doctor of your preference.
  • We also offer online consultations for patients seeking treatment for cataracts. You can click on the ‘For Patients’ on the topmost panel of the page and select the online consultation option from the drop-down menu.
  • Another way to book an online appointment is via our mobile application. You can download the app and consult with a doctor of your choice after booking a slot according to availability.
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