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What is Cataract Surgery? 

Cataract surgery is the surgical treatment of cataracts. It involves the removal of the defective or cloudy eye lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.  

A cataract is a disease that usually occurs with age but can also occur due to other reasons like eye injury or genetic factors. It cannot be reversed or treated through medications. And if not treated on time, cataracts can even cause permanent blindness. Surgery is the only effective solution for cataracts.

If you have been diagnosed with a cataract in one or both eyes and are seeking treatment in Mumbai, you can contact Pristyn Care and get advanced treatment for all types of cataracts. 



Types of Cataracts

Nuclear Cataract

Cortical Cataracts

Posterior Subcapsular


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


Secondary cataract

Loss of vision


  • Aging
  • Smoking
  • Previous eye surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension


  • Cloudy eye lens
  • Double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Halos surrounding light


Eye test for cataract surgery


If you detect that you are having vision problems, you should consult an ophthalmologist in Mumbai without any delay. The doctor will ask about your medical history and symptoms to narrow down the problem. If the doctor suspects that you have a cataract in one or both eyes, he/she may recommend the following test.

  • Visual Acuity Test- This test helps the doctor to check the eye power or how clearly a person can see an object.
  • Slit-lamp Exam- This test involves inspection of the cornea, iris, eye lens, and the space between the iris and the cornea.
  • Retinal Exam- It is done to see clearly on the backside of the retina. The pupils are dilated and an ophthalmoscope is used to examine the eye lens to look for signs of cataracts.
  • Tonometry Test- This test is done to check the pressure inside the eyes and to look for early signs of glaucoma, if necessary.


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.

If you wish to get rid of vision problems and resolve cataracts, get in touch with Pristyn Care today and consult the best ophthalmologist in Mumbai.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get Most Advanced Cataract Surgery in Mumbai

Cataract should not be left untreated. As cataracts develop slowly, it may take a while to notice that it is getting more difficult to read or drive at night. You may just stop doing the activities you enjoy due to cataract. Having cataracts may even contribute to depression or anxiety. When you have your cataracts removed, you can expect to do many of your favorite activities again and an improved quality of life. Talk to the best ophthalmologist in Mumbai at Pristyn Care about the many benefits of cataract surgery.

Minimally invasive cataract surgery by the best surgeons in Mumbai at Pristyn Care can improve your vision, restore your independence and even prolong your life. Do not delay in making an appointment to discuss whether cataract surgery is right for you.

Lenses Offered at Pristyn Care for Cataract Surgery

The following are the type of intraocular lens options provided by Pristyn Care doctors for cataract surgery in Delhi. The doctor makes the decision depending on the patient’s health, eye prescription and extent of opaqueness.

Patient Journey for Opthal Vision retrieval

Here is how the patient journey involves after the cataract surgery.

  • The 1st OPD after surgery is completed on the first day of the recovery period
  • The 2nd OPD is completed after 10 days of recovery
  • The 3rd OPD is completed after 1 month

Highly Experienced Cataract Surgeons in Mumbai

We have a team of highly experienced surgeons who are highly specialized in using the most advanced technique for treating cataracts. Our surgeons possess all the necessary skills and years of experience that ensures that the cataract surgery is completed without any complications. Moreover, they take consideration of the patient’s other medical conditions such as diabetes and execute a customized surgical experience. In addition to this, they also provide post-operative instructions that guarantee the recovery is fast and there is a minimum risk of any infections.

How Pristyn Care is Associated with Top Hospitals in Mumbai?

We work in partnership with some of the top super-specialty hospitals in multi-specialty hospitals such as Irene Hospital, Eye Mantra Hospital, Ahooja Eye and Dental Centre, Viaan Eye Centre, Apollo Hospital, Max Hospital, Khanna Medicare Centre, Eye Mantra Hospital in Delhi. People from Mumbai can choose to undergo surgery from any one of our partner-hospitals in Delhi. The association helps us guarantee short hospital stay as we rely on the advanced technology and experienced staff available at these hospitals. The operating rooms are fully-furnished with latest and sophisticated equipment where the actual procedure is performed. We have uplifted all safety measures both at our clinics and partner hospitals that reduce the risk of contamination.

Why Cataract Surgery is a Better Option?

  • With the Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract surgery, patients are able to get rid of additional problems such as astigmatism, myopia, etc. during the same procedure.
  • The risk of any side effects occurring such as swelling, pain or discomfort, is almost nil as the incision made with the laser probe is precise and accurate.
  • The outcomes of the procedure tend to remain so until and unless the prescription of the eye changes again.
  • As the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, the patient is free to go back home once the doctor gives their approval on the same.
  • It is a cost-effective procedure as you don’t have to rely on continuous use of eyedrops anymore. Also, with one-procedure you are able to get rid of both blurry vision and cataracts.

Top 5 Benefits of Choosing Surgery For Cataracts

So far, the following benefits have been reported by patients undergoing surgery for cataracts.

  • People have clear and improved vision as the diseased lens is replaced with a new clear artificial lens that allows light rays to pass through easily.
  • As the vision is better, the chances of the patient facing accidents or injuries, also reduces considerably.
  • The dependency on other people reduces a lot as the patient is able to perform simple tasks such as reading, knitting, etc. on their own.
  • Being independent has a direct effect on the patient’s moods making them have a positive outlook towards life.
  • The delay in treatment often leads to other eye problems such as glaucoma that can lead to complete blindness. Once the cataract is removed, the patient no longer is at risk for the same as there is less strain on the eyes.

Why Choose Cataract Surgery from Pristyn Care?

Our plan of execution is based on our vision of making the patient’s surgical experience short and simple. Therefore, we take care of the following from our end so that you are at ease both before and after the surgery.

  • We arrange for a cab to pick you up from your doorstep as well as drop you off on the day of the surgery. Don’t worry as you don’t have to pay anything for the cab provided.
  • The follow-up consultations required to check the progress of your vision restoration are free of any charge.
  • Approval insurance claim is easy as our team takes care of the entire approval process, including necessary documentation.
  • Safety and security is of utmost importance to us as we take every necessary precaution recommended by the authorities at all times.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Cataract Surgery

The actual expense is not definite and can be only decided after a proper consultation with the ophthalmologist. Hence, ask the surgeon during the consultation or speak with the financial team of the particular hospital or clinic you have decided to get treated from. When they provide the approx. expenditure, they explain that the surgery generally includes the following-

  • Type of intraocular lens (IOL) placed such as monofocal, bifocal, etc.
  • The visual tests that are need to be completed both prior and post procedure
  • Eye-drops that doctors put before and after the procedure
  • Type of technique used by the surgeon such as FLACS, MICS, etc.
  • Experience and reputation of the surgeon
  • The actual location of the hospital where you’ll undergo the surgery

It is important to mention here that people considering to finance the whole procedure via medical insurance plan, can choose to do so. Cataract surgery is one of the treatments that is covered by the majority of the health insurance companies. Some of the medical insurance plans offer coverage for ambulation charges, using the most-advanced technology and pre- and post-hospitalization charges. Ask the insurance company to know more regarding the same. Generally, the waiting period for getting the coverage is two years from the date of purchase. Moreover, our insurance team works at their best to coordinate with the health insurance company and offer maximum coverage to patients.

Nearby Cataract Clinics in Mumbai

Cataract patients in Mumbai looking for treatment can consult with surgeons from Pristyn Care. People from major localities such as Old Mumbai, New Colony, Dabua Colony, Dayal Bagh, Dayal Basti, Dayalpur, Dhauj, Dher Colony, DLF Industrial Area, Faridpur, Friends Colony, Frontier Colony, Fruit Garden, sector 11, sector 14, sector 15, sector 16, sector 19, sector 21 C, Neelam Bata Colony, Neharpar, Nehru Colony, New Baselwa Colony, New Colony Extension, New Industrial Township 1, New Industrial Township 2, New Industrial Township 3, Dabua Colony, Ballabhgarh, Basantpur, Ashok Enclave I, Gopi Colony, Green Valley, HUDA Sector 2, Lohagarh, Mujesar, etc. can choose to undergo cataract surgery from us. Book an appointment with us without any further delay.

Nearest Cities for Best Cataracts Surgery Clinic in Mumbai

In addition to this, patients from New Delhi, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, and Noida can also consult with our experienced ophthalmologists. Our services are available for people residing in Rohini, Civil Lines, Kashmiri Gate, Sadar Bazar, Ashok Vihar, Model Town, Munirka Hauz Khas, Vasant Vihar, Greater Kailash, CR Park, Panchsheel Enclave, South Expansion, Defense Colony, Friends Colony, etc. of Delhi. Or, Sultanpur, Civil lines, Laxmi Vihar, IMT Manesar, Sadar Bazaar, Sector 50, Sector 14, Sector 15, sector 29, sector 44, sector 45, sector 48, sector 49, Udyog Vihar Phase I, Udyog Vihar Phase II, Udyog Vihar Phase III, etc. of Gurgaon, or Kulesara, Sector 16, Sector 126, Sector 30, Sector 29, Sector 28, etc. of Noida or Govindpuram, Shastri Nagar, Chander Nagar, Raj Nagar Extension, Pratap Vihar, Lal Kuan, Vaishali Sector 9, Dabur Chowk, etc of Ghaziabad can book an appointment at the nearest Pristyn Care clinic.

How To Book An Appointment at Cataract Clinic in Mumbai?

We have a wide network of clinics spread across major localities in Mumbai such as Sector 9, Sector 90, Sector 91, Sector 92, Sector 92A, Sector 93, Sector 93A, Sector 94, Sector 97, Sector 98, Sector 99, Sehatpur, SGM Nagar, Shastri Colony, Shekh Pura, Shine Colony, Shiv Colony, Shiv Durga Vihar, Shiv Vihar, Sholaka, Shyam Nagar, Spring Field Colony, Surajkund, Surya Nagar, Tigaon, Tikawali, Tilpat, Vinay Nagar, Vishwakarma Colony, etc. In order to book an appointment for a consultation of cataracts, simply call on the above number and speak with any of our medical coordinators. They can book an appointment on your behalf as per your convenience. Or fill the form on the right-hand side and our medical coordinators will get back to you at the earliest. Another way to fill in the details is clicking on the Book Appointment option you can find on the topmost corner of the page.

You can consult with our doctors online. To do so, you have to visit our website and select the For Patients patients. Under this menu, you have to select the ‘Online Consultation’ option. You’ll be redirected to another page where you have to select the specialty with whom you want to speak. Pay for the appointment with an online method and wait. Our medical coordinator reaches out to you within 30 mins and connects with you with the available doctor. However, cataract surgery requires completing some diagnostic tests and vision tests prior to the procedure. Hence, after initial consultation via online mode, you need to visit physically.

It is also possible to connect with us via our mobile app, Pristyn Care. The mobile app is available on Play Store and App Store. You can download the app and install it on your smartphones. Remember to have a stable internet connection.

How To Book An Appointment On The Pristyn Care Patient App?

Visit the Patient App>>Click on the “Consult With A Doctor >>Select the disease you want to consult for >>Select the doctor from the doctor list of your choice>>Click on “Get Consultation Now”>>Select the Mode of Consultation, Date and Time>>Click on “Proceed to Payment”>>Confirm the Patient details>>Appointment is Booked>>Details available on the homescreen>>On the scheduled time, the card turns green>>Click on the “Connect with Doctor”>>Start the session

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 Mumbai 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 long lasting. 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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