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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 undergo the safest cataract surgery in Patna, you can visit Pristyn Care.

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Different types of Cataract Lens (Intraocular Lens)

Type of Cataract LensCorrectionLimitationPopular Cataract Lens BrandCost (In Rs.)
Monofocal LensUsually Distant VisionRequires glasses to see near objectsJ&J, Medinnium, Abbot/Alcon, Aurolab, Bausch & Lomb, etc.Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 50,000 approx.
Multifocal LensDistant & ImmediateGlasses Required for reading onlyAbbot, Zeiss, Alcon, Care Group, etc.Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 90,000 approx.
Trifocal LensDistant, Far, & ImmediateNoneAlcon, Zeiss, Care Group, Bausch & Lomb, etc.Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 70,000 approx.
Toric LensCorrection of Cylindrical PowerNoneAlcon, Abbot, J&J, Aurolab, Zeiss, Bausch & Lomb, etc.Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 70,000 approx.

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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
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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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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 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 results with minimal complications and the quickest recovery.

Why choose Pristyn Care?

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Safe & Advanced Techniques

At Pristyn Care, we leverage traditional and modern techniques to remove cataracts safely. The technologies used are phacoemulsification, Femtosecond Laser-assisted surgery, Microincision cataract surgery, and others as required.


Best-Quality Intraocular Lens

We use Indian and Foreign intraocular lenses to ensure our patients get the best options. We also have lenses of popular and reliable brands with various features and functionalities suitable for the patient’s needs.


Highly Experienced Cataract Surgeons

Pristyn Care has a dedicated team of ophthalmologists with more than 10+ years of experience and specialization in performing different types of cataract surgery with a success rate higher than 95%.


Free Post-Surgery Care

We provide a detailed recovery guide and multiple post-surgery consultations to the patients without additional charges. The goal is to ensure that the patient’s eye recovers properly after the surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a cataract be cured without surgery?

No. No medicine/ home remedy can cure cataracts except surgery.

What is Micro Incision Cataract Surgery (MICS)?

MICS is an advanced ophthalmology treatment technique for cataracts. This involves the removal of the entire lens. Here, the doctor makes a self-sealing scleral tunnel wound to carry out the procedure. The method is safe, one of the most advanced, and the incision made is very small. This is also the reason why the method offers one of the fastest recoveries.

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

FLACS is an advanced technique to perform cataract surgery through laser. Here the laser is used to make an incision as well as to remove the clouded lens. The surgery is one of the safest and most precise techniques to treat cataracts.

Does cataract surgery also help treat refractive errors?

Yes, since the cataract involves the change of lenses, it cures refractive errors of all kinds including- myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. More than 90% of patients who underwent Cataract surgery reported 20/20 vision post-surgery.

How long does the cataract surgery take?

Typically, a cataract procedure is a less than 10-minute procedure. However, counting the surgery preparation time, some basic tests, usual waiting time after eye drops, the procedure itself, and a little rest, you may take a little over 3-4 hours.

Typically, a cataract is a daycare surgery, where you admit and leave the hospital on the same day.

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 Patna?

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 Patna?

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

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 Patna?

The overall cost of the cataract operation in Patna 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

Is cataract surgery in Patna covered under health insurance?

Yes. Cataract surgery in Patna 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.

Does Pristyn Care have its own hospitals in Patna for cataract treatment?

No. Pristyn Care has its own clinics and partnered hospitals in Patna 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.

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 for 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 impair your healing abilities.

Recovery After Cataract Surgery

While you will be able to retrieve more than 90% of your vision on 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 ophthalmic 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 cataracts.
  • Both are minimally invasive, mark minimum complications and offer the fastest recovery.
  • 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 that whenever you choose Pristyn Care, you are choosing nothing but the best.
  • We understand the hassles of insurance coverage. And we do not want you to run after insurance agents or 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.
  • You can pay through the No-Cost EMI Option. We offer you the option for Zero Cost EMI. So just choose this option, get operated on, and simply pay later in easy installments.
  • 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 relax, we will pick you up from your specified point of residence, get you operated on, and drop you back with seamless comfort.
  • We give you a Free Followup. 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 guide you through all the details.
  • Fill out the ‘Book my Appointment’ form on the top right column. Once you fill in the personal 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 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., persists longer.
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