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What is Cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery refers to the surgical procedures to remove cataracts and replace the natural lens of your eye with an artificial one. A cataract is a hard layer of protein that gets accumulated in the eye causing blurry or cloudy vision. Most cataract surgeries are done on an outpatient basis which means the patient does not require more than 1-day hospitalization. Patients who have difficulty driving at night or face vision problems often benefit from cataract surgery. Get in touch with Pristyn Care to get the best cataract surgery at highly reputed hospitals near you. 

 

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      Best eye hospitals for cataract surgery in India

      Best eye hospitals for cataract surgery in India

      Pristyn Care is associated with some of the best eye hospitals for cataract surgery in India. All our associated clinics and eye hospitals are equipped with modern amenities and patient-friendly infrastructure to ensure a smooth surgery experience. 

      In addition, our eye specialists have an average experience of more than 15 years in performing cataract surgeries. All our cataract surgeries are USFDA-approved to ensure minimal complications and a high success rate. Contact Pristyn Care to book an appointment with the best eye specialist in India and get treatment for cataracts near you.

       

      What happens during Cataract surgery?

      What happens during Cataract surgery?

      Surgery Preparation

      There are certain pre-surgery tips that can help you prepare for the Cataract procedure. Here are some things you should know before going for Cataract surgery – 

      • You must inform your eye doctor about any ongoing medications before the Cataract surgery. 
      • It is important to discuss your current medical condition (if any) with the concerned eye specialist to avoid any complications during the procedure.
      • It is not advisable to smoke or consume tobacco before the surgery.
      • Inform your doctor if you have a history of allergies related to anesthesia. 
      • Do not eat or drink 8 to 9 hours prior to the surgery. Doctors generally recommend skipping dinner or refraining from eating anything after midnight. 

      There are different techniques to perform cataracts. Here is what you can expect during the procedure- 

       

      Procedure

      Procedure

      There are different techniques to perform cataracts. Here is what you can expect during the procedure- 

      MICS

      • First, the doctor gives topical anesthesia to the patient.
      • A round opening (1.8 mm incision) is made at the back of the cataract bag. 
      • Then, the surgeon loosens the cataract and emulsifies it to break it into small pieces.
      • Small pieces of cataracts are vacuumed or suctioned out through the incision.
      • The surgeon checks and removes the remaining cataract membranes.
      • Then, artificial lenses (intraocular lens – IOL) are placed.

      FLACS

      • Topical anesthesia is given to the patient.
      • Then, a laser is used to make a small opening in the side of the cornea.
      • The laser is also used to soften the cloudy lens of hard cataract tissue.
      • Now, a pen-shaped instrument is inserted into the lens to break up the center of the cloudy lens with a special type of energy.
      • The broken pieces of the cataract are suctioned out with the help of the pen-shaped instrument.
      • Once the pieces are cleared, artificial lenses [IOL] are placed.

       

      What to expect after cataract surgery?

      What to expect after cataract surgery?

      Most cataract surgery is done on an outpatient basis. However, the eye doctor may keep you under observation after the surgery to reduce the risk of any complications. Here is what you can expect right after your cataract surgery – 

       

      • You may not feel a little sensation for a couple of hours in the eye after the surgery. The surgeon places an eye patch for the operated eye or suggests glasses for protection against dust, dirt, wind, sunlight, etc. to prevent the eye from irritation. 
      • You may experience blurry vision at first when you’ll remove the protective shield. The eye takes some time to heal and adjust with the lens initially. 
      • The colors may seem brighter after the surgery as you will be looking through a new, clear artificial lens. 
      • Some patients also experience mild itching or discomfort in the eye a few days after the surgery. Avoid rubbing or pushing your eyes until itching remains. 
      • The eye doctor will ensure the lens has adjusted well and your eye is healing properly. You may have to regularly visit the doctor for a follow-up session.  
      • The doctor will prescribe some medications and eye drops to prevent eye infections or reduce inflammation. Keep in touch with your eye specialist for a regular eye checkup.

      When is Cataract surgery required?

      When is Cataract surgery required?

      Since cataracts cannot be treated using non-surgical methods, the surgical method is the only effective treatment method to remove cataracts. Therefore, if you are experiencing blurry vision due to a cataract, you must immediately get it treated. If your cataract is making it difficult for you to carry out your daily tasks such as driving, reading, watching television, cooking, etc. then you should definitely seek medical assistance. Consult your eye doctor if the following symptoms persist for a longer duration of time –

      • Blurred or clouded vision
      • Inability to see at night
      • Sensitivity to light and glare
      • Difficulty in reading
      • Halos around lights
      • Fading colors or yellowish vision
      • Double vision

      Benefits of Cataract surgery in India

      Benefits of Cataract surgery in India

      Cataract surgery offers treatment for blurry vision. Advancements in medical instruments and medical tools can allow faster recovery and quick discharge from the hospital. Advantages of cataract surgery include the following- 

      • Improves vision
      • Removes the cloudy lens
      • Reduces the frequency of eye infections
      • Improves quality of life

      Recovery after cataract surgery

      Recovery after cataract surgery

      Most patients can go home on the same day of the surgery after consulting with the doctor. The patients can resume their daily activities within a day after undergoing the surgery. It usually takes 2-3 days to completely regain your vision and you can resume your work within a week after consulting the eye specialist. Here are some tips that can help you recover faster – 

       

      • Since you may experience blurry vision for 1-2 hours after the surgery, ask your friend or family member to drive you home safely.
      • Rest your body for faster healing.
      • Take prescribed medications as directed by the surgeon.
      • Avoid rubbing or straining your eyes.
      • Instill the recommended eye drops and medications as directed by the surgeon.
      • Protect the eyes from direct sunlight, dust, or heavy winds for at least a week
      • Stop smoking and limit alcohol consumption.
      • Avoid driving until the doctor says so.
      • Avoid sneezing, coughing, and vomiting too hard. 
      • Don’t go swimming as it can irritate your eye. 
      • Avoid using a hot tub, or taking a shower bath for the first week.
      • Don’t use makeup, perfume, lotions, creams, or any other cosmetic product as they can irritate the eye.

       

      Frequently Asked Questions about Cataract Surgery

      What is the duration of cataract surgery?

      The operating time of different techniques for cataract surgery include the following – 

      • MICS: 5 to 10 minutes
      • FLACS: 5 to 10 minutes

       

      What are the different IOLs used after cataract surgery?

      The eye surgeon uses different intraocular lenses (IOLs) based on the lifestyle of the patient. Some of the IOLs used after cataract surgery include the following – 

      • Mofocal lens
      • Multifocal lens
      • Trifocal lens
      • Toric lens

       

      How much does cataract surgery cost in India?
      • The minimum cost of cataract surgery in India is approximately Rs. 20,000 (per eye)
      • The average cost of cataract surgery in India is approximately Rs. 85,000 (per eye)
      • The maximum cost of cataract surgery in India is approximately Rs. 1.5 Lakhs (per eye) 
      Is cataract surgery painful?

      No, cataract surgery is not a painful procedure since the surgeon uses certain eye drops to numb the eye before the procedure. The patient does not feel any pain throughout the procedure and there may be mild discomfort after the effect of the numbing medication wears off. 

       

      What is the cost of different IOLs after cataract surgery in India?

      The approximate cost of different IOLs in India is – 

      • Indian monofocal lens – Rs. 20000 to Rs. 25000
      • Foreign monofocal lens -Rs. 28000 to Rs. 35000
      • Indian multifocal lens – Rs. 45000 to Rs. 55000
      • Foreign multifocal lens – Rs. 70000 to Rs. 80000
      • Trifocal lens – Rs. 85000 to Rs. 95000
      Are there any complications of untreated cataracts?

      Cataracts affect your vision, impacting your daily lifestyle. Prolonging cataract treatment can impact vision putting you at a higher risk of accidental injuries, glaucoma, and even permanent blindness. Discuss your condition with the eye specialists to avoid risks of vision disorders and even blindness. 

       

      Can I treat cataracts without surgery?

      No, cataracts cannot be treated without surgery. Several medications may be effective for mild symptoms but do not remove the cataract completely. Surgical procedures are the only effective methods of treating cataracts.

       

      Which lens is better for cataract surgery Indian or imported?

      The best type of lens is the one that falls abreast with your daily lifestyle. Both Indian and imported IOLs are excellent depending on which refractive error you are correcting. Patients mostly prefer imported IOLs due to quality issues. However, the quality of standard Indian-made IOLs has improved tremendously in the last couple of years. Discuss with your eye doctor which lens suits you the best. 

       

      Is there insurance coverage for cataract surgery in India?

      Yes, insurance companies cover the cost of cataract surgery in India since they are done for medical reasons. However, the insurance coverage usually depends on the policy and the terms and conditions set by the provider. 

       

      What are the types of Cataract surgeries?

      Different types of cataract surgeries include the following – 

      • Microincision cataract surgery [MICS]
      • Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery [FLACS]
      • Phacoemulsification

      Case Study

      Case Study

      Deepak Mehta, a man in his late 60s was diagnosed with a cataract in both his eyes. He was facing issues seeing things at a long distance and mild discomfort in his left eye. Mr. Mehta contacted Pristyn Care, Bangalore for his cataract surgery. Our experienced ophthalmologist performed the surgery without any complications. Our doctors and staff took excellent care of Mr. Mehta before as well as after the surgery. He is recovering well without any complications. 

       

      Our Patient Love Us

      • Sb
        Sharada bai 1 month ago

        “Very well-experienced doctor. Took good care during surgery. For reasonable pricing, choose Pristyn Care. Best for people with limited incomes. ”

      • N
        Na 1 month ago

        “Awesome service. Good place for cataract treatment. ”

      • BD
        Basabi Das 1 month ago

        “Excellent service. Best place for cataract surgery in Delhi. ”

      • RM
        Rajesh More 2 months ago

        “Excellent Services, Special Thanks to Ms. Vandana. My cataract surgery was hassle-free, thanks to her. ”

      • AM
        Ashwini More 2 months ago

        “I had cataract surgery at Pristyn Care. I would like to thank Ms. Vandana, my Care Executive, who assisted me with everything. ”

      • Vd
        Vasu dev 4 months ago

        “I liked their service, especially their coordinator Aamir. He was very helpful throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend Pristyn Care in future.”

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