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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.

To get diagnosed with a cataract and to undergo the safest cataract surgery in Lucknow, you can give us a call or visit the nearest Pristyn Care clinic. We offer cataract surgery at an affordable cost.

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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
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Treatment

Diagnosis

A comprehensive eye exam is done to check for cataracts in both eyes. Your vision is also assessed during the examination. The standard eye chart test is done for vision. A tonometry test is also done by using a painless puff of air to flatten your cornea and test the eye pressure. The doctor will also put eye drops to make the pupils bigger so that it will be easier to check the optic nerve and retina at the back of the eye and look for damaged areas. Apart from these, the eye doctor may also check for glare sensitivity or your perception of colors. Through these tests, the doctor will determine whether you have partial, complete, stationary, progressive, hard, or soft cataracts and the type of cataract to finalize the treatment method.

Cataract Surgery 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 healing

FLACS – 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. 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.

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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Surgeries

400+

Doctors

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Hospitals

Frequently Asked Questions

Will cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

Yes. You will be able to achieve 20/20 vision as long as you don’t have any other condition like glaucoma or corneal scarring that can affect the quality of vision.

What is the best method for the treatment of cataracts?

Surgery is the only effective method for cataract treatment which involves the replacement of the natural eye lens with an artificial lens. Currently, laser-assisted cataract surgery is the best method to fix cataracts in a minimally invasive and painless way.

Where can I get the most advanced cataract treatment in Lucknow?

You can get the most advanced laser-assisted treatment for cataracts in Lucknow with Pristyn Care. We have state-of-the-art facilities and leverage modern technology (MICS and FLACS) to treat cataracts in the safest way possible.

Can I pay for cataract surgery at Pristyn Care using my insurance?

Yes. You only need to provide all insurance-related documents to Pristyn Care’s medical coordinators. They will handle the paperwork and claim process so that you can easily cover the cost of cataract treatment with your health insurance policy.

How long will the artificial cataract lenses last?

The artificial cataract lenses, also known as IOLs (Intraocular lenses) used for cataract surgery are durable enough to last for a lifetime. With proper after-care and precautions, you can also prevent cataracts from recurrence.

Is cataract surgery in Lucknow safe?

Yes. With the help of Pristyn Care, you can safely undergo cataract surgery at the hands of skilled and experienced ophthalmologists. Our surgeons take into account all the risks and complications that are associated with the surgery and resolve them to ensure that the patient gets optimal care and safe treatment at all costs.

How can I consult with Pristyn Care cataract doctors in Lucknow?

To consult with Pristyn Care doctors in Lucknow, you can either fill up the book appointment form or give us a call. Our representatives will coordinate with you and schedule a consultation at your convenience.

How can I prevent cataracts from getting worse?

There are several things you can do to prevent cataracts from advancing, such as:

  • Having regular eye exams so that doctors can test your vision and detect cataracts in earlier stages.
  • Watch your blood sugar levels.
  • Stop smoking and reduce alcohol consumption.
  • Get a balanced diet.
  • Wear sunglasses to avoid UV exposure to the eyes.
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.

Is cataract surgery painful?

No. Cataract surgery is not painful at all, thanks to the numbing eye drops that are used before the procedure. You won’t feel any kind of sensations until the effects of these drops wear off after a few hours and the surgery will be completed.

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

To find the best cataract doctor, you should follow these tips:

  • Check the doctor’s certification
  • Make sure that the doctor has a valid license
  • Ask how many years of experience the doctor has
  • Analyze the doctor’s skills by interviewing previous patients
  • Look through the patient testimonials and reviews
  • See how the doctor communicates with you
Where can I find the best cataract doctors in Lucknow?

To get in touch with the best cataract doctors in Lucknow, 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 Lucknow.

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

An ophthalmologist is the right type of doctor you should consult for cataract treatment. They are the specialists who are well-versed in diagnosing and treating all eye-related conditions. An optometrist can only diagnose the condition and prescribe some medications that will help to slow the progression of the disease. But to cure cataracts, only ophthalmologists are certified to perform surgery.

How much does cataract surgery cost in Lucknow?

The overall cost of the cataract operation in Lucknow is between Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 35,000 for one eye. It varies from one patient to another because of the following factors:

The type and severity of the cataract

The final cost of treatment is calculated after accounting for all these factors.

  • Method of treatment
  • Choice of hospital
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Hospital expenses
  • Medications and post-surgery care
Does Pristyn Care have its own hospitals in Lucknow for cataract treatment?

No. Pristyn Care is partnered with the top clinics and hospitals in Lucknow to provide cataract treatment to the patients. We have medical centers that have state-of-the-art facilities, USFDA-approved diagnostic and surgical tools, and top-grade amenities.

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.

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

It cannot be said clearly which lens will be better for a specific person as every eye is different. In some people, Indian cataract lenses may be more suitable whereas, in others, imported cataract lenses may be the ideal choice. Your doctor will help you to understand the differences between Indian and imported lenses so that you can determine which lens is best for you.

What is a presenile cataract?

A presenile cataract is the one in which the opacification of the lens or capsule occurs before the age of 40 years and all the known causes of cataracts have been ruled out.

Does diabetes increase the risk of developing cataracts?

Diabetes is known to cause cataracts and other eye problems as well. Unchecked diabetes elevates the glucose levels in the body, including the glucose present in the aqueous humor and the lens. The lens has an enzyme that automatically converts glucose to sorbitol which can build up in the lens over time, making it opaque.

Is cooking after cataract surgery safe?

Normally, the doctor will advise you to avoid cooking for at least one week after having cataract surgery. Your eyes will be more sensitive after the procedure. Therefore, it is necessary to avoid all activities that can cause stress on the eyes.

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 food should you not eat after cataract surgery?

After cataract surgery, you should avoid eating the following foods as they are associated with poor eye health:

  • Foods that are high in sugar or refined carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, chips, cereals, etc.
  • Fast food or junk food that is oily and spicy
  • Processed foods, such as cheese, tinned vegetables, ready-to-eat meals, etc.
Is there any homeopathic medicine for cataracts?

There are several homeopathic medicines available that can help to manage cataracts. However, you should know that these medicines can’t cure cataracts. These medicines are:

Before trying out these medicines, make sure that you consult your eye doctor.

  • Calcarea carbonica
  • Calcarea fluorica
  • Causticum
  • Silicea
  • Natrum muriaticum
Is ayurvedic medicine for cataracts effective?

Currently, there is no good evidence that proves that ayurvedic treatment is effective in treating cataracts. Many people have tried ayurvedic medicine with positive results while others didn’t get any. Therefore, the best thing to do is to consult an eye specialist and get their opinion to treat cataracts.

Get Permanent Solution for Cataract in Lucknow at Pristyn Care

If you are seeking a permanent solution to fix a cataract, Pristyn Care is the ideal destination. We provide advanced cataract treatment in Lucknow by leveraging modern technology. Our surgeons are experts in treating cataracts through MICS (Micro Incision Cataract Surgery) and FLACS (Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery) techniques. Both methods are minimally invasive and most effective surgical procedures with a high success rate. Pristyn Care is known for its dedicated services and quality of care. So, you can rest assured knowing that we will provide you with best-in-class treatment without any compromise.

Consult Our Well-Experienced Cataract Surgeons in Lucknow

Pristyn Care is proud of our team of cataract surgeons who always give their best and help the patients to resolve their problems. We have a dedicated ophthalmology department that consists of eye specialists who have ample experience in performing surgeries like cataracts and LASIK.

The doctors will diagnose you to determine the severity of the condition. They will perform the surgery safely. And even after surgery, they will create an instruction guide to make sure that you recover smoothly after the surgery.

Why choose Pristyn Care to undergo cataract surgery in Lucknow?

To undergo cataract surgery or any kind of surgery, people look for a daycare provider that they can trust and rely upon. Pristyn Care is such a multi-specialty daycare provider whose primary goal is simplifying the surgical experience of all patients. We provide:

  • A COVID-19 safe environment at all surgical centers
  • Advanced laser-assisted treatment for cataract
  • USFDA-approved diagnostic and surgical tools
  • Free cab facility to and from the hospital
  • Full insurance paper handling and claim support
  • Flexible payments with No-Cost EMI and cashless options
  • Free post-surgery follow-up consultation

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 Lucknow 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 with 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., persist longer.
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