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What is cataract surgery?

A cataract is a natural aprt of aging that affects a person's vision and overall lifestyle to a great extent. 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.

Cataract is the second most common and leading cause of visual impairment after refractive errors. According to government data, 62.6% of all cases of blindness in India is a result of cataract. According to medical reports, women are slightly more likely to develop cataracts than men, with about 61 percent of people with cataracts being women and 39 percent being men. According to Pubmed, an estimated 14 million advanced cataract surgeries need to be performed in India every year within 2012-2020, if India needs to eliminate cataract blindness in the country.

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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

When you visit a cataract surgeon in Kochi for consultation, the eye specialist will perform a comprehensive eye exam first. In most cases, the eye doctor can find out the severity of your cataract just by a physical examination. However, to make sure there are no underlying complications, the doctor may suggest some tests to look for signs before proceeding with the cataract treatment. Some of the tests that an eye specialist may recommend before treatment of cataracts may include:

  • Visual Acuity & Refraction Test- These tests are performed to examine the eye’s sharpness and clarity of your vision. Only one eye is tested at a time to identify the signs of impaired vision specifically.
  • Retinal Examination- This test helps the doctor to identify whether the light that enters the eyes can reach the retina or not. It will determine the extent of cloudiness in the lens.
  • Slit-lamp Examination- An intense line of light (slit) is used to illuminate the cornea, iris, lens, and the space in between these components under a microscope. Thus, the doctor examines all these components and detects abnormalities, such as cataracts with precision.

The results of these tests will help the doctor to narrow down the most plausible treatment options for cataracts.

Cataract Surgery

At Pristyn Care, we employ modern techniques that are minimally invasive to perform cataract surgery. These techniques include:

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 wish to get rid of vision problems and resolve cataracts, get in touch with Pristyn Care today and consult the best ophthalmologist for a cataract operation in Visakhapatnam.

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.

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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 Visakhapatnam?

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

How much does cataract surgery cost in Visakhapatnam?

The overall cost of the cataract operation in Visakhapatnam 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.

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.

Post cataract surgery recovery timeline – how to take care of the eyes after cataract removal surgery?

  • After the cataract-removal surgery, before leaving the clinic/ hospital, the doctor is likely to prescribe you eye drops and other medications which can help you prevent potential side effects and control your eye pressure.
  • Once you reach home, take a nap and rest your eyes.
  • Your vision may continue to be blurry for the next few days which is very normal. The vision will improve within the next few days of the surgery. the duration of complete recovery and regain of vision may differ from person to person.
  • The doctor is likely to give you an eye patch or a protective eye shield to ensure you don’t rub or hurt your eyes when you are asleep.
  • Do not indulge in any sort of vigorous or strenuous activities after the cataract operation for the next 2 weeks or so.
  • Do not strain your eyes. Limit your screentime and ask someone who can drive and take you places if at all you need to go somewhere.
  • Stay away from polluted and dusty areas. If possible get your house vacuumed and cleaned before you get cataract surgery done.
  • Don’t swim. It is best to avoid swimming and taking hot showers for the next few weeks.
  • Follow your doctor’s advice without fail. Your doctor is the best person who can help you recover well and fast.

Undergo advanced Cataract removal surgery in Visakhapatnam at Pristyn Care

If you are seeking a trustworthy, cost-effective, and reliable healthcare provider for cataract surgery in Visakhapatnam, Pristyn Care is the best place. Pristyn Care is a new multi-specialty healthcare provider dedicated to simplifying the surgical experience for all patients.

You can avail the best and safest surgical treatment for cataract removal, irrespective of age and gender, under the supervision of experienced eye specialists at Pristyn Care, Visakhapatnam. 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.

To learn more about cataract treatment or our eye care services in Visakhapatnam, give us a call and talk to our medical coordinators.

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

To book an appointment with Pristyn Care – one of the best medical centres for cataract surgery and other eye treatments, you can use any of the following ways:

  • You can call us on the number given at the top of the page 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 Visakhapatnam. You can choose any of our eye care specialists and contact us to confirm an appointment with him/ her.
  • You can also opt for online consultation to discuss your problem and treatment options over a phone call. But to diagnose the exact cause of the eye problem and understand the severity of the cataract, it is best to visit the doctor in person and do a one-on-one physical 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 Visakhapatnam 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.

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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