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About Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery refers to the surgical removal of a defective or cloudy eye lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. A cataract develops due to the accumulation of a stubborn protein layer which results in blurry or cloudy vision. Cataracts usually occur with age, but in rare cases, they can also form due to genetic factors or an eye injury. If left untreated, cataracts can cause severe vision disorders and in worse cases, permanent blindness.

If you or your elder ones are suffering from cataracts, get in touch with us to undergo safe and cost-efficient cataract surgery in Pune. Pristyn Care doctors provide painless and effective treatment for the condition. Call us to book a FREE appointment with highly reputed eye specialists near you.

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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
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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Cataract Surgery in Pune

Cataract surgery, also known as lens replacement surgery, involves replacing the clouded lens with an artificial lens. The clouded parts of the natural eye lens are removed safely by using phacoemulsification or a laser machine. Then the intraocular lens (cataract lens), commonly called IOL, is placed inside the hollow cavity of the lens to provide clear vision. 

At Pristyn Care, Pune, we use the following techniques to treat cataracts-


Microincision cataract surgery is one of the most commonly used approaches for cataract removal. In this technique, a very small incision, less than 1.8 mm, is created to access the eye lens, break it down, and extract it. Then the IOL is implanted in the eye to provide clear vision. 

It is a safe and effective procedure with more than a 98% success rate and minimal complications. The recovery after microincision cataract surgery is also quick, with negligible chances of developing surgically induced astigmatism. 


Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) is an advanced form of cataract operation. A femtosecond laser is used to make an incision in the cornea and to break down the clouded part of the eye lens. The laser makes it safer and quicker to extract the lens with precision. Then the IOL is implanted in the eye (or both eyes) to restore the vision. 

If you have been diagnosed with any type of cataract, you can book a consultation with the best cataract surgeon in Pune and discuss the treatment plan in detail. 

Why Pristyn Care?

Delivering Seamless Surgical Experience in India


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.


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.


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.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to choose the best cataract surgeon in Pune?

Here are some factors that can help you choose the best cataract surgeon in Pune – 

  • Total experience of the surgeon
  • Number of successful eye surgeries performed
  • Reputation of the eye surgeon. 
  • Patient reviews
  • The cost of consultation and follow-up sessions shouldn’t be exorbitantly high
  • Reputation of the hospital 
  • Accessibility of the surgeon on the day of the surgery

Can I watch TV after my cataract surgery?

After the cataract surgery, you can watch TV right away. However, things may look blurry at first but cloudy vision subsides soon. It may take 1 to 3 days for most people to return to work or a normal lifestyle with certain precautions and eyeglasses, especially for reading.

Contact your eye doctor in case you experience any difficulty or strain in the eyes after your surgery.

What are the most common problems after my cataract surgery?

Most people with cataracts usually experience improved vision after the surgery.

However, there are some common problems that can occur after cataract surgery – 

  • Nausea
  • Disorientation
  • Blurry vision
  • Glare or halos
  • Dryness and itching in the eye
  • Sensitivity towards light

Discuss your condition with the cataract surgeon in case these problems persist and get medical assistance to avoid unnecessary complications.

How much does cataract surgery cost in Pune?

Cataract surgery cost in Pune ranges from Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 35,000 per eye. If you have cataracts in both eyes, the cost of surgery may range from Rs. 70,000 to Rs. 80,000 approximately.

What affects the cost of the cataract operation in Pune?

There are various factors that are usually considered while calculating the overall cost of cataract surgery. These factors include- 

  • Choice of the hospital for cataract surgery in Pune
  • The technique used for cataract removal 
  • Type of IOL (intraocular lens) chosen for replacement 
  • Diagnostic tests and evaluation of the eyes 
  • Hospital or clinic related expenses 
  • Post-surgery care and support 
  • Follow-up consultations 

Each of the above-mentioned components has either a major or minor impact on the cost. To get a closer estimate, you can call Pristyn Care and talk to our medical coordinators. 

How many years of experience do Pristyn Care doctors have?

Our every cataract surgeon in Pune has more than 10+ years of experience with specialized training in minimally invasive procedures. Each surgeon has performed at least thousands of surgeries, and in the years of practice, they have gained ample knowledge and expertise in carrying out the procedure safely.

Why should I choose Pristyn Care to undergo cataract surgery in Pune? 

Pristyn Care simplifies the surgical journey of the patient and provides comprehensive care from the start to the end. In addition, we provide services that are beneficial for the patients, including- 

  • Advanced technique for cataract treatment 
  • Best hospitals for cataract surgery in Pune 
  • Pick and drop service on the day of surgery 
  • All insurances covered with assistance 
  • Free follow-up consultations 

How much does a cataract lens or intraocular lens (IOL) cost in Pune?

The cost of types of cataract lens or IOL in Pune ranges as below- 

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

To get in touch with the best cataract surgeons in Pune, 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 Pune.

Is cataract surgery painful?

No, cataract surgery is not painful at all. Numbing eye drops are used before the surgery to ensure that you won’t feel any pain. The effect of these drops wears out after a few hours.

How long does it take to recover from cataract surgery?

The pain, discomfort, irritation in the eyes, and other after-effects of surgery usually improve within 1-2 days. The full recovery may take 3 to 4 weeks. The doctor provides a new prescription for the eyes only after the healing is complete.

What is the difference between a mature and immature cataract?

A mature cataract is denser than an immature cataract. The symptoms involve blurry vision, double vision, glares, and halos around the light sources. An immature cataract only causes minor vision problems and doesn’t affect the quality of the life of the individual. Mature cataract symptoms are much worse and very likely to affect the individual’s quality of life. Even reading becomes difficult when the cataract matures. Cataract surgery is usually recommended at this stage.

Is cataract surgery in Pune covered under insurance?

Cataract surgery is covered by all health insurance policies and costs around Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 1,00,000 approx. There are some terms and conditions that may vary from one insurance company to another. Therefore, it is always advised to talk to the insurance provider beforehand and have a clear understanding of the terms and conditions.

Consult the Best Cataract Surgeon in Pune

To consult the best cataract surgeon in Pune, you can book an appointment using any of the following ways- 

  • Give us a call at the number given at the top. 
  • Fill out the information in the “Book Appointment” form and submit it. 
  • Download the Pristyn Care app and schedule an appointment with the doctor personally. 

You can book an appointment whenever you wish to consult with the doctor to clear your doubts and concerns. An online consultation service is also available so that you can talk to the doctor over a virtual call.

Different Types of Cataracts

Most cataracts are age-related, i.e., they occur due to the changes in the eye that occur as you get older. The most common types of cataracts are- 

1: Nuclear Cataract 

As the name signifies, this type of cataract starts to form in the nucleus of the lens, i.e., the middle part. The lens turns densely yellow to brown and clouds the vision to an extent that it becomes difficult to distinguish between different shades of color. 

2: Cortical Cataract 

The cortical cataract affects the edges of the lens first and then progresses to the nucleus. It begins as whitish streaks in the lens that interfere with the light passing through. 

3: Posterior Subcapsular Cataract 

This type of cataract affects the back of the lens and starts as a small, opaque area. It falls directly in the path of light and reduces the nearby vision along with other symptoms, such as glares or halos. This type of cataract progresses very quickly. 

Besides age-related degradation of eye health, cataracts can arise due to other reasons. Based on these reasons, cataracts are further categorized into the following types- 

  • Congenital cataracts arise in children due to some trauma, genetic factors, or intrauterine infection. 
  • Traumatic cataract forms due to some injury, such as burn, chemical, or splinter in the eye. They may take years to show visible signs or may appear right away. 
  • Radiation cataract is caused due to excessive UV exposure or as a side-effect of radiation therapy for cancer. 
  • Secondary cataract is the type that occurs due to another condition or as a result of medical treatment. 

At Pristyn Care, we provide treatment for all types of cataracts and help people preserve the gift of sight.

How is a cataract diagnosed?

Cataract diagnosis involves a series of tests that are done to measure the severity of cataracts and other eye conditions accurately. In most cases, cataracts can be detected with a dilation test performed during a routine eye exam. Other tests that may be conducted prior to the surgery include- 

  • Visual Acuity Test– It is performed with the help of an eye chart that has a series of letters. Each eye is tested to determine if your vision is getting impaired or not. 
  • Slit-lamp Examination- This test allows the eye specialist to see eye components under magnification. The slit lamp illuminates the cornea, iris, and lens. Thus, the doctor can detect the protein deposits on the lens clearly. 
  • Retinal Exam- The doctor puts eye drops for pupil dilation and examines the lens to look for signs of cataracts with the help of an ophthalmoscope. 

Besides the above-mentioned tests, some additional testing may also be required, including- 

  • Biometry or IOLs workup to check the power of the lens required 
  • B-scan or ultrasound to identify the maturation stage of cataract 
  • Pentacam test to determine the correct position for lens placement
  • Specular microscopy to detect corneal diseases that may affect the outcome of cataract surgery

How to prepare for Cataract Surgery?

The cataract doctor will guide you at every step during the treatment. The doctor will explain what the surgery entails during the initial consultation and prepare you mentally. Other preparations that are generally done before cataract surgery involve the following- 

  • Getting the eyes tested thoroughly to identify other eye disorders. 
  • Determining which type of intraocular lens is appropriate for your eyes. 
  • Using eye drops and other medications prescribed by the doctor. 
  • Avoid smoking and drinking completely at least a week before cataract surgery. 

On the day of surgery, the doctor may also ask you to avoid eating and drinking anything 6-8 hours prior to the surgery. 

How to prevent cataracts?

There are no studies that help to prevent cataracts. However, doctors usually suggest some things that make it possible to detect cataracts at an early stage and improve overall eye health. These things include- 

  • Having a regular eye examination to detect cataracts and other problems at early stages. 
  • Quit smoking entirely as it affects the eyes, especially the optic nerve. 
  • Manage the conditions that can lead to cataracts, such as diabetes. 
  • Take a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables to improve overall eye health. 
  • Wear sunglasses to protect the eyes from harmful UVA and UVB rays. 

Cataract Treatment Without Surgery- Possible or Not?

There are many misconceptions about cataract treatment. The most common is that cataracts can be treated or managed with eye drops. However, the eye drops available at pharmacies and medical centers are not effective in managing cataract symptoms or reversing the condition. The only cure for cataracts is surgery. 

Generally, doctors suggest that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and taking good care of the eyes can slow the progression of cataracts. However, there is no evidence that proves this theory. The right approach for cataract treatment is looking out for problematic symptoms and undergoing cataract surgery at the right time. Typically, eye specialists recommend cataract surgery before the condition reaches the hypermature stage. 

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