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What is a cataract?

A cataract is a natural part of aging that affects your vision and your overall lifestyle at large. Cataract is a condition where the natural lens of the eye gets clouded. People suffering from cataracts find it difficult to read, work with computers and laptops or drive a car, especially at night. Cataract is the most common age-related eye problem. According to the National Blindness and Visual Impairment Survey, cataract is responsible for 66.2% of blindness cases in people above 50 years of age.

In cataracts, the proteins in the eye form clump and prevent the lens from sending clear images to the retina. The retina then converts the light that enters through the lens into signals. The optic nerve then carries the signals to the brain.

In most cases, cataracts develop slowly. But with time, cataracts may grow and eventually interfere in your daily activities. If the cataract is at an initial stage, wearing eyeglasses or taking help of bright light may help you in doing your regular activities. But as the cataract grows, you will require surgery for safe removal of the cataract. Cataracts surgery involves the removal of the defective or cloudy eye lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Cataract removal surgery is generally a safe treatment with no major risks and complications.

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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
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Treatment

Diagnosis

During the diagnosis procedure, the eye doctor will perform a comprehensive eye exam to check your cataract and to assess your vision. The doctor can begin with an eye chart test to check your vision from multiple distances. In addition, the doctor can recommend you undergo the following tests:

  • Visual Acuity Test- This test helps the doctor to check the eye power or how clearly a person can see an object.
  • Slit-lamp Exam- This test involves inspection of the cornea, iris, eye lens, and the space between the iris and the cornea.
  • Retinal Exam- It is done to see clearly on the backside of the retina. The pupils are dilated and an ophthalmoscope is used to examine the eye lens to look for signs of cataracts.
  • Tonometry Test- This test is done to check the pressure inside the eyes and to look for early signs of glaucoma, if necessary.

Surgery

Cataract surgery is the procedure used for the treatment of cataracts.

MICS – Micro incision cataract surgery (MICS) is an approach to remove cataracts through an incision less than 1.8 mm. The purpose of the surgery is to improve the outcome of the surgery. MICS has been relied on to be a minimally traumatic surgery that offers better postoperative outcomes. In this sophisticated cataract surgery, a high degree of surgical precision and innovation is used.

Advantages of MICS include:

  • Smaller incision
  • Decreased chances of surgically induced astigmatism
  • Faster recovery of vision
  • Faster healing

FLACS – Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) is a recent development in the field of cataract surgery. FLACS carries lesser risks compared to non-FLACS small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Compared to manual techniques, FLACS can offer a greater level of precision and repeatability for certain tissue planes.

If you want to treat your vision problems and get rid of cataracts, get in touch with Pristyn Care today and consult the best eye surgeons in Vijayawada.

Why Pristyn Care?

Delivering Seamless Surgical Experience in India

01.

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.

02.

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.

03.

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.

04.

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.

Pristyn Care in Numbers

2M+

Happy Patients

150+

Clinics

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Surgeries

400+

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800+

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are cataracts painful?

Cataracts are not hazardous to the health of the person or the eye. If the cataract becomes hypermature, or completely white, they may cause inflammation, headache, and some pain. A hypermature cataract that causes pain or inflammation needs to be removed.

Are cataracts genetically inherited?

Generally, cataracts are developed as a result of aging or injury of the eye lens. However, a few clinical studies revealed that about 8.3% to 25% of cataract cases around the world are hereditary cases. Book an appointment with our Ophthalmologists to know more about cataracts and other eye diseases.

Can cataracts cause glaucoma?

The main cause of glaucoma is an increase in eye pressure or intraocular pressure. So, cataracts are the most common contributing factors in causing glaucoma by increasing eye pressure and damage to the optic nerve. Cataracts also narrow the drainage angle and elevate the severity of glaucoma.

How to prevent a cataract without any surgery?

Change in the diet Avoid or quit smoking Protection from ultraviolet radiation Control your blood sugar Regular eye check-up

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.

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

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

How much does cataract surgery cost in Vijayawada?

The overall cost of the cataract operation in Vijayawada is between Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 35,000 for one eye. It varies from one patient to another because of the factors like the doctor fee, medications, hospital expenses, and type of cataract surgery performed.

Is cataract surgery covered under health insurance?

Yes. Cataract surgery 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.

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.

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 Tips and Precautions to Follow After Cataract Surgery for Safe Recovery?

If you undergo surgery at Pristyn Care to get your cataract removed, our eye specialist as well the ophthalmology team will help you with all post-surgery tips and precautions for quick and safe recovery. Following is some tips that can help you in your recovery process:

  • Protect your eye from all injuries as far as possible. Do not rub your eyes, do not put any pressure either.
  • Clean your eye discharge with clean cotton dipped in lukewarm water. Squeeze the cotton properly before cleaning and be very gentle while cleaning.
  • Your doctor is likely to recommend eye drops. Do not put any over-the-counter eye drops in your eyes.
  • Wear protective eye gear for at least a week after the surgery, both indoors and outdoors.
  • While sleeping, use a protective eye shield over the surgical site. Do not sleep on the side of the operated eye.
  • Do not wash your hair for at least 5 days after cataract surgery.
  • Avoid strenuous activities, and refrain from lifting heavy objects for at least 2 weeks after the surgery.
  • Do not strain your eyes. If you don’t feel comfortable and relaxed while doing any activity, reading books, or watching TV, wait for a few more days. Your eyes should recover soon.
  • If you experience an unusual burnings sensation or incessant eye discharge, contact your eye surgeon in Vijayawada or go for a follow-up visit without any delay.

Get Advanced Cataract Treatment at Pristyn Care in Vijayawada

If you are seeking a cost-effective and reliable healthcare provider who can make your cataract treatment journey comfortable, Pristyn Care is the best place. Pristyn Care is a new multi-specialty healthcare provider dedicated to simplifying the surgical experience for all patients. Pristyn Care houses some of the best ophthalmologists and the associated clinics and hospitals are equipped with modern infrastructure and high-end technologies that provide scope for the best possible treatment for cataract removal.

At Pristyn Care in Vijayawada, you can get the best and safest surgical treatment for cataract removal, irrespective of age and gender. Our ophthalmologists are highly trained to perform the latest MICS (microincision cataract surgery) & FLACS (femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery) to cure cataract patients with no risks and complications while delivering a high success rate. The cataract removal surgery can be performed in less than 30 minutes and helps the patient to regain clear vision within 24 to 48 hours. Moreover, as the procedure is done on an outpatient basis, you can go home on the same day and recover completely within 4-6 weeks.

To learn more about cataract treatment services and facilities, give us a call and talk to our medical coordinators.

What are the different types of lens implants after cataract surgery?

There are different types of intraocular lenses (IOLS) and each of them serves a different purpose.

  • Toric IOLs – These intraocular lenses can correct astigmatism along with cataracts. The lenses have different powers at different meridians of the eyes and enable the surgeon to adjust the lens orientation for best results.
  • Aspheric IOLs– Aspheric lenses are traditional intraocular lenses with an aspherical optical design that mimics the natural eye lens. It closely matches the shape and quality of the eye lens and provides better and sharper vision after curing cataracts.
  • Multifocal IOLs- Multifocal intraocular lenses are commonly used for the treatment of presbyopia. It cures cataracts and also helps the patient to achieve a better vision for nearby as well as distant objects. These lenses have different sections to adjust the vision according to the patient’s eye movements.
  • Monovision IOLs- This is a type of IOLs that fully corrects the refractive error in one eye and makes the other mildly nearsighted intentionally. With this, one eye can see distant objects, and the other eye will allow the patient to see nearby objects.

Pristyn Care ophthalmologist will help you understand more about the lenses and which would be the best pick for your condition. For any other concerns and confusions, you can always reach out to the ophthalmology team at Pristyn Care.

How to Book an Appointment with Pristyn Care Eye Specialists in Vijayawada for Cataract Treatment

To book an appointment with Pristyn Care – one of the best eye clinics in Vijayawada, you can use any of the following ways:

  • Call us on the number given at the top and talk to our medical coordinator to discuss the date, time, and mode of appointment for the consultation.
  • Fill the “Book Appointment” form and submit your details. Our representative will get back to you shortly to schedule the appointment with the doctor at your convenience.
  • Download the Pristyn Care Patient app and browse the list of cataract doctors in Vijayawada. You can choose any of our eye care specialists and confirm an appointment to him/ her.
  • You can also opt for online consultation to discuss your problem and treatment options over a phone call. Or you can visit the nearest clinic for a face-to-face consultation.

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 Vijayawada 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 long lasting. 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.

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