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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 cities like Patna that are nearby Patna, you can visit Pristyn Care. We offer cataract surgery at an affordable cost.

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

Eye test for cataract surgery

Diagnosis

Generally, the cataract is self-diagnosable. You can clearly feel it because of a thin powdery film of cloudiness in your vision. However, to precisely understand its stage, type, and severity, your doctor may perform one /all of the following three tests:

Visual Acuity & Refraction Test:- These tests are done to examine the clarity of your vision. Here, the ophthalmologist tests one eye at a time and looks for signs of impairment.

Slit-lamp Examination:- For this exam, your ophthalmologist will use a microscope to pass through an immense line of light (slit) to illuminate the cornea, iris, lens, and the space in between. This would allow him/her to see the magnified structures of the eye and detect abnormalities, including early-stage cataracts.

Retinal Examination:- For this, your eye doctor will first dilate your pupils and then examine the back of your retina. This is done to identify whether the light rays are able to reach the retina or not.

Treatment

Generally, the cataract is self-diagnosable. You can clearly feel it because of a thin powdery film of cloudiness in your vision. However, to precisely understand its stage, type, and severity, your doctor may perform one /all of the following three tests:

Visual Acuity & Refraction Test:- These tests are done to examine the clarity of your vision. Here, the ophthalmologist tests one eye at a time and looks for signs of impairment.

Slit-lamp Examination:- For this exam, your ophthalmologist will use a microscope to pass through an immense line of light (slit) to illuminate the cornea, iris, lens, and the space in between. This would allow him/her to see the magnified structures of the eye and detect abnormalities, including early-stage cataracts.

Retinal Examination:- For this, your eye doctor will first dilate your pupils and then examine the back of your retina. This is done to identify whether the light rays are able to reach the retina or not.

Eye surgeries always first begin with topical anesthesia to numb your eyes and cancel pain. Then, as the procedure starts, your doctor makes an incision in the eye to remove the damaged or clouded lens. Then your surgeon replaces your natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens inside the eye. If needed, incisions may be used to close the cornea.

The same procedure can be done using different techniques. But what is better for you, is decided only after a thorough eye diagnosis and the test results.

At Pristyn Care, Patna, we treat Cataract through two methodologies- Microincision Cataract Surgery (MICS) and Femtosecond Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)

Both are two of the most advanced technologies to ensure the best of results, cancel complications, and ensure the quickest recovery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can a cataract be cured without surgery?

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What is Micro Incision Cataract Surgery (MICS)?

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What is Femtosecond Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)?

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Does cataract surgery also help treat refractive errors?

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What is the cost of Cataract Surgery in Patna?

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Which are the best hospitals for cataract surgery in Patna?

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Does insurance cover Cataract surgery?

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How long does the cataract surgery take?

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Is it possible to cure cataracts without surgery?

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Is cataract surgery painful?

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Where can I find the best cataract doctors in Patna?

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

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

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What are the different types of IOLs (Intraocular Lens) used for Cataract Surgery?

Choosing the right intraocular lens (IOLs) for your cataract surgery is extremely important. Typically, the lenses used for cataracts are- posterior chamber lenses (PCIOL). After extraction of your natural lenses, your eye doctor places these on the residual posterior capsule. (which is also the original position of your lens.)

PCIOLs are generally divided into 4 types:

  • Monofocal lenses: These allow the patient to see clearly only at a certain distance, either near or far. Multifocal lenses: As the name suggests, these correct both- nearby and farby vision at the same time.
  • Trifocal lenses: These clear the vision for all- nearby, farby, and all the intermediate distances in between.
  • Toric lenses: These correct both- the spherical as well as cylindrical power of the eye at all distances.

Which lens is better for you depends directly on your needs, personal choice, and financial budget. You could discuss the same with our ophthalmologists to have a clearer idea and decide better.

How to prepare for Cataract Surgery?

The preparation of cataract surgeries is simple. Your doctor would require you to:

  • Take the prescribed eye drops or medications a night before the surgery. Avoid eating or drinking anything post-midnight.
  • Additionally, if you have a habit of smoking, you would be asked to limit its usage for at least one month before to make sure, smoking doesn’t induce any risks during and after the surgery.

Recovery After Cataract Surgery

While you will be able to retrieve more than 90% of your vision the same day, a complete recovery may take a little over or around a month. For the first week, you would be given an eyeglass or an eye shield to protect your eyes from any damage or external pressure.

During this time, we advise the following precautions:

  • Do not lift any weight heavier than 3-4 kgs.Do not bend over.
  • Avoid spicy or bloating food.
  • Avoid straining (even during bowel movements.

Why choose Pristyn Care for Cataract Surgery in Patna?

We use the latest ophthal technologies- Micro Incision Cataract Surgery (MICS) and Femtosecond Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)

Both our technologies are two of the most advanced, precise, and safest treatment methods for ophthal conditions.

Both are minimally invasive, mark minimum complications and offer the fastest recovery.

We work with Patna’s best eye doctors

Our ophthalmologists are some of the most well-educated, trained and experienced, throughout Patna. Each of our surgeons has done more than 5000 surgeries each and holds a success rate of more than 99-99%.

With excellent patient track records and specialized expertise, our eye doctors are some of the most reputed and sought after in Patna. This is how you know, whenever you choose Pristyn Care, you are choosing nothing but the best.

We provide you ‘30 minute Insurance Assistance’

We understand the hassles of insurance coverage. And we do not want you to run after insurance agents/ call multiple numbers.

This is why Pristyn care provides you with end-to-end insurance assistance throughout your cataract surgery. Our specialized team works round the clock to assist you precisely and we guide you through each step on insurance.

Hence treatments with Pristyn Care are both- easy on finance and seamless for mental health.

You can pay through the ‘No Cost EMI Option’

Budget issues are not a constraint with Pristyn Care.

We offer you the option for Zero Cost EMI. So just choose this option, get operated, and simply pay later in smaller amounts.

We offer you ‘Free Transportation’

When you choose Pristyn Care, you do not have to worry about how to reach your hospital/ come back. We will do it for you.

So simply relax, we will pick you from your specified point of residence, get you operated on, and drop you back with seamless comfort.

We have a ‘Care-Buddy’ for you!

Surgery includes so many thoughts. Well, we give you a care buddy to take care of one of the most hassle-free paperwork. We give you a specialized ‘care buddy’ to assist you through all the fine needs, documents, and paperwork on the day of your surgery. So even if you forget a thing, your care buddy remembers.

This is how we add ‘care’ to ‘health care’.

We give you a Free Followup for you

To ensure you are recovering well and your treatment is 100% effective, we give you a free follow-up post-surgery. We make sure you speak to your eye doctor, discuss all your doubts on recovery, precautions, and diet and see through any side effects/ complications.

How to book an appointment with Pristyn Care in Patna?

Booking an appointment with Pristyn Care, Patna is extremely easy. You can either-

Call us directly through the number mentioned on our site/ top of this page. And our medical coordinator will help you guide you through all the details.

Fill our ‘Book my Appointment’ form on the top right column. It has just four basic columns as ‘Your name’, ‘City’, ‘Disease’, and ‘Contact number’. Once you fill in these details and click ‘submit’, our coordinators will reach you within 24 hours and based on your choice, help connect you with a doctor either online/ offline.

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 Patna 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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