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Phaco Surgery for Cataract Treatment

Affordable Phaco Surgery in India at Pristyn Care. We are partnered with the best eye hospitals, accept all medical insurances and also provide insurance claims support. Patients can also avail No Cost EMI Option to pay for their surgery. Book your consultation to undergo Lowest Cost Phaco Surgery in India.

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What is Phaco Surgery?

Phaco surgery, medically known as phacoemulsification, is a method of cataract surgery that utilizes ultrasonic energy to emulsify the clouded part of the natural eye lens. After removing the cataract, an Intraocular Lens (IOL) is implanted in the eye that allows the patient to see clearly. It is one of the oldest techniques used for cataract removal and has a very high success rate. 

This technique is preferred over conventional cataract surgery, such as extracapsular surgery, as it can be carried out quickly with a lower risk of complications. 

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Best Treatment Center for Phacoemulsification in India

Pristyn Care is one of the best treatment centers where patients can get optimal eye care. We leverage various techniques for cataract removal, including phacoemulsification, microincision, and femtosecond laser-assisted technique. We have a highly experienced team of cataract surgeons across various cities in India who are well-trained in all types of cataract surgeries. 

Pristyn Care has its own clinics and partnered hospitals in various locations across the country to make advanced treatment easily accessible for everyone. Our treatment centers are well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and modern amenities that are essential to provide the best quality care to the patients. Give us a call and talk to our representatives to learn more about our services. 

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How to Prepare for Phaco Cataract Surgery?

Though phaco surgery is safe, basic preparations are usually required to ensure the surgery is successful.  The preparation will include the following points- 

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What Happens During Phaco Surgery?

The surgery is performed in the following steps- 

  • Anesthetic drops are used to numb the eye, and a lid speculum is placed to keep it open. 
  • Two small incisions are made, one in the cornea and the other where the cornea meets the sclera (the white part of the eye). 
  • A bent needle is inserted into the frontal compartment of the eye, called the anterior chamber, and a circular opening is created on the anterior capsule. 
  • The phaco probe (small pen-like instrument) powered by ultrasonic energy is inserted into the eye. 
  • The device is activated, and high-frequency ultrasound waves are emitted from the probe that breaks the clouded part of the lens into small pieces, also known as emulsification. 
  • The emulsified pieces of the lens are suctioned out from the eye through irrigation or aspiration. 
  • In the process, the posterior capsule is kept intact as it will be used as a scaffold for the artificial intraocular lens. 
  • The intraocular lens is placed inside the lens capsule safely. 
  • As the corneal incisions are self-healing, stitches are usually not required after the procedure. 

The patient is kept awake during the surgery, and the procedure takes around 20 to 30 minutes. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. Thus, the patient is discharged on the same day. 

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What to Expect after Phaco Surgery?

After phaco eye surgery, the patient will have blurry vision for a while. The patient is kept under observation for 1-2 hours or until the effects of anesthesia wear off. The doctor’s team will check the treated eye and give clearance for discharge. 

As the patient’s vision will be blurry, he/she will need someone to drive him/her home. A detailed recovery guide and prescribed medications are given to the patient before discharge. 

Care Instructions After Phaco Surgery

The vision improvement after phaco surgery is quick. The blurry vision will clear out in the first few days, but the full recovery can take around one month. For smooth recovery, the doctor’s team will give detailed instructions that the patient must follow. The common instructions include the following- 

Potential Risks & Complications of Phacoemulsification

Like all surgeries, phaco surgery also has some risks and complications. These may include- 

The chances of developing severe complications after phaco surgery are rare. 

Advantages of Phaco Surgery

Phaco surgery is the gold standard for cataract removal, and it has the following advantages- 

Phaco Surgery Cost in India

In India, phaco surgery cost ranges from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 1,30,000. The actual cost of the procedure varies for each patient due to the following factors- 

Frequently Asked Questions about Phaco Surgery

Does health insurance cover phaco surgery cost?

Yes, all health insurance policies cover the cost of phaco cataract surgery. The surgery is performed to preserve the patient’s vision and is considered a medical necessity. The insurance policy is likely to cover the cost of the treatment entirely. It is best if you talk to the insurance provider to understand the terms and conditions for cataract treatment. 

What are the different types of IOLs used for cataract treatment?

IOLs or intraocular lenses are artificial lenses that are used to replace the natural eye lens to provide clear vision. The different types of lenses used are- 

  • Monofocal lens (provide clear vision at one distance, either near or far)
  • Multifocal lens (provide clear vision at two distances, near and far)
  • Trifocal lens (provide clear vision at all distances, near, far, and intermediate)
  • Toric lens (address cylindrical power)


Does health insurance cover the cost of IOLs (intraocular lenses)?

Health insurance policies only provide coverage for the standard intraocular lens, i.e., monofocal lens. The cost of premium lenses is not covered by the insurance policy. 

Can I cook after having phaco surgery?

It is usually recommended to avoid cooking initially after cataract surgery. This is because the steam from the cooking can cause dryness in the eyes, which must be avoided when the eyes are healing. 

Can I watch TV after the surgery?

Watching TV and other digital screens like mobile phones, computers, etc., is permissible in moderation. Watching digital screens usually reduces the blink rate, which in turn causes dryness in the eyes. 

Is phaco surgery safe?

Yes, phaco surgery is very safe and has minimal chances of serious complications, such as vitreous loss, cystoid macular edema, wound leak, endophthalmitis, retinal detachment, etc. Thus, this technique is considered one of the safest and most efficient methods for cataract removal.