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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

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Treatment

Consulting an Ophthalmologist will be the best piece of advice if you are experiencing problems with your vision. During the initial consultation the eye specialist will ask about your medical history and symptoms. If the doctor suspects that you have a cataract in one or both of the eyes, you will be recommended the following tests:

  • Visual acuity test
  • Slit-lamp exam
  • Retinal exam
  • Tonometry test [on rare occasions]

Depending upon the severity and the progressive nature of your cataract, the Ophthalmologist will recommend you to undergo cataract surgery. The only effective method for treating cataracts is by undergoing surgery. Cataract surgery can be performed in the following ways:

  • PhacoemulsificationMicroincision Cataract Surgery [MICS]
  • Extracapsular Cataract Extraction [ECCE]
  • Intracapsular Cataract Extraction [ICCE]
  • Femtosecond Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery [FLACS]

To know more about the procedures followed in each of the above mentioned treatment methods in detail, you can refer to the read more section below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which doctor should I consult for eye problems in Jaipur?

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How much will be the cost of a Cataract Surgery in Jaipur?

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What are the factors that determine the cost of Cataract Surgery in Jaipur?

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Can I undergo Cataract Surgery in both eyes at the same time?

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Can the cost of a Cataract Surgery in Jaipur be covered under insurance? 

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When should I consult an eye specialist for Cataracts in Jaipur?

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Are there any medical or non-surgical treatments for Cataracts available in Jaipur?

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Will I need to wear glasses after Cataract Surgery?

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How many days should I rest after undergoing Cataract Surgery in Jaipur?

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Is it possible to cure cataracts without surgery?

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Is cataract surgery painful?

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

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Where can I find the best cataract doctors in Jaipur?

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

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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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Why choose Pristyn Care for Cataract Surgery in Jaipur?

Being one of the leading healthcare providers, Pristyn Care strives to provide a seamless and hassle-free surgical experience to each and every patient. In order to do so, we make sure that the patient is at ease be it before or be it after the surgery. To ensure that you get the best eye care, we provide the following added benefits:

  • Highly Experienced Ophthalmologists- We house some of the most experienced Eye specialists/Ophthalmologists in Jaipur who have years of experience in treating cataract problems with advanced surgical techniques.
  • State-of-art medical technology for Advanced Treatments – We are associated with some of the best clinics and hospitals in Jaipur that are equipped with state-or-art medical technologies required to perform cataract surgeries.
  • Personal Care-buddy for your care- Pristyn Care assigns a personal attendant or a care-buddy to each and every patient on the day of surgery. The care buddy takes care of all the formalities and paperwork on behalf of the patient.
  • Free pick-up and drop-off can facility- On the day of surgery, we provide our patients with cab services that picks them up from the hospital and drop them back home upon the completion of the surgery. And all of this is absolutely for free!
  • Cost-effective eye treatments – We understand the importance of eye health and thus, we provide a customized eye care plan to each of our patients, depending upon their requirements at an affordable cost. Not only that, we also provide a free-of-cost follow-up to every patient within a week of undergoing the surgery.

How to book an appointment with Eye Specialists at Pristyn Care in Jaipur?

Booking an appointment with the best eye specialists at Pristyn Care in Jaipur is very simple and easy. You can book an appointment with Pristyn Care in the following three ways:

  • Filling up the “Book Your Appointment” form.
  • Contact us directly on the number provided in this page.
  • Downloading the Pristyn Care mobile application and scheduling your appointment with the nearest doctor available to you.

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 Jaipur 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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