Cataract



How does Cataract Surgery work in Delhi?

Cataract Surgery in Delhi is very comfortable and painless procedure. The surgeons are highly professional and experienced in Delhi. There are a number of ophthalmology centres in Delhi, but we offer top-notch cataract removal with experienced surgeons, cutting-edge technology, and a proven track record of successful outcomes in past 13 years.

Our director and the best cataract surgeon Dr. Rajeev Jain, employs state-of-the-art surgical procedures to address a wide range of ocular conditions and eye treatments. Save Sight Centre has taken care of more than 1,40,000 eyes in past 13 years.

Cataract or Motiyabind is a common age-related eye disease that can lead to visual disturbances. Cloudy vision is often a sign of lens opacity caused by cataracts, which can be effectively treated through removing natural lens and implanting advanced intraocular lenses (IOLs).

Cataract Surgery In Delhi

The Common Causes of Cataract:

Causes Of Cataract
  • Ageing ( Most Common )
  • Trauma to the Eyes
  • Long-term corticosteroid or diuretic use may promote its development.
  • Long-term UV radiation exposure from the sun or other sources can increase the risk.
  • Diabetics are more likely to acquire this condition because elevated blood sugar affects the lens.
  • Smoking and excessive drinking increase the risk.
  • It can also be Congenital
  • And Others.

The Main Symptoms include:

Symptoms of Cataract
  • Clouded, Blurred, or dim vision
  • Increasing difficulty in seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Need of brighter lights for reading and other activities
  • Seeing “halos” around lights
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescription
  • Fading or yellowing of colours
  • Double vision in a single eye

What is the Treatment?

In the initial stages of cataract, it can be treated or managed with change in glasses. Cataract surgery is considered when it begins to effect quality of life or interfere with one's ability to perform normal daily activities, such as reading or driving at night. It's also considered when cataract interfere with the treatment of other eye problems.


Whom to consult?

A Cataract Specialist should be consulted as soon as possible if one is having above mentioned signs and symptoms. Eye specialist will do comprehensive eye check-up that includes:

  • Visual acuity: an eye chart test to check vision at different distances
  • Tonometry: to measure an eye pressure
  • Dilated Examination: Doctor will also put drops in eyes to make pupils bigger to check the amount and type of cataract, optic nerve and retina at the back of eye for any damage.

Cataract removal can be performed at any stage and no longer requires ripening of the lens. It's one's own decision with the help of doctor's opinion to decide when cataract surgery should be done. Cataracts can worsen faster in people with diabetes.


Why to go for this Surgery?

  • Walk in walk out surgery procedures
  • Absolutely painless procedure
  • Stitch less procedure
  • No need of injections
  • No Bandages
  • No need of Hospitalization

Cataract Surgery Techniques for Clear Vision

At Save Sight Centre, We perform two types of this Surgery, the below are the details:

Cataract Surgery Techniques for Clear Vision
01. Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery

Phacoemulsification Surgery, often referred to as "phaco surgery," is a modern technique designed to remove cataracts and restore clear vision. The procedure involves breaking down the cloudy lens using ultrasound waves, making it easier to remove and replace with an intraocular lens (IOL). This method has gained prominence due to its minimally invasive nature and rapid recovery period.

Benefits of Phacoemulsification
  • Enhanced Visual Clarity: Phaco surgery allows for precise removal of the cataract, resulting in improved vision clarity and reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
  • Quick Recovery: The small incisions and efficient removal technique of phacoemulsification contribute to a faster recovery period, enabling patients to return to their daily activities sooner.
  • Minimized Discomfort: The gentle nature of the procedure leads to minimal discomfort during and after surgery, ensuring a smoother experience for patients.
The Procedure: Step by Step
  • Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to numb the eye, ensuring the patient's comfort throughout the surgery.
  • Incision: A small incision is made on the cornea's surface to access the cataract-affected lens.
  • Phacoemulsification: Ultrasonic waves are employed to break down the Motiyabind into tiny fragments, allowing for easy removal.
  • IOL Placement: The intraocular lens is then skillfully positioned to replace the natural lens, providing improved vision.
Recovery and Follow-Up

Post surgery, patients may experience a mild discomfort, which fades away in few days. Follow up calls will be guided by the surgeon.

02. MICS Cataract Surgery

MICS, short for Micro-Incision Cataract Surgery, is at the forefront of modern medical innovations. With its precise and minimally invasive approach, it has emerged as a game-changer in restoring clear and vibrant vision.

The Journey to Clarity: MICS

Understand the procedure and its exceptional benefits for transforming your visual experience:

  • Unveiling the Procedure: MICS involves creating a micro-incision to access the cataract-affected lens. Through this incision, the clouded lens is delicately removed, and an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) is placed, allowing light to focus accurately on the retina.
  • Precision in Every Step: The meticulous nature of MICS ensures minimal disturbance to the eye's structure. The micro-incision reduces the risk of astigmatism and accelerates recovery, enabling patients to swiftly resume their daily activities.
  • Swift Recovery, Lasting Results: The small incision size translates to less trauma, faster healing, and reduced discomfort. Many patients report a noticeable improvement in vision within a short period.

Both MICS and Phacoemulsification are advanced cataract removal techniques that aim to minimize incision size and promote quicker recovery compared to traditional methods like extracapsular surgery. The choice between them depends on the surgeon's expertise, patient's eye condition, and other factors. MICS is known for its smaller incisions, making it suitable for certain cases, while phacoemulsification is a well-established method widely used for cataract removal.


The Role of Intraocular Lens (IOL) in Cataract Removal

In this surgery, the natural lens is replaced with an IOL, restoring clear vision and transforming lives.

Role of Intraocular Lens (IOL) in Cataract Removal
  • Clear Vision: IOL replaces the cloudy natural lens, allowing you to see clearly again.
  • Reduced Dependency on Glasses: It reduces the need for thick glasses or contacts after surgery.
  • Improved Quality of Life: Helps you perform daily tasks like reading and driving without visual limitations.
  • Safety: Prevents cataracts from returning because the natural lens is removed.
  • Quick Recovery: Patients usually experience a relatively quick and comfortable recovery.
  • Permanent Solution: IOL remains in your eye, providing lasting vision improvement.

Types of IOLs: Exploring Your Options

An intraocular lens (or IOL) a tiny, artificial lens for the eye. It replaces the eye's natural lens that is removed during this surgery. Patient will have to wear very thick glasses or special contact lenses in order to see after the surgery, if no IOL has been implanted in the eye to replace the focusing power of the natural lens.

Types of IOL in Cataract Surgery
  • Monofocal IOLs: Clarity at a Chosen Distance

    These lenses are implanted to aim to correct distant vision or rather dependency on glasses for distance vision. However small refractive error can be there which can be corrected by glasses.

    Traditional intraocular lenses have a spherical optical design. meaning the front surface is uniformly curved from the center of the lens to its periphery. This design does not mimic the shape of the natural lens inside the eye, which varies in curvature from center to periphery. In other words, the eye's natural lens is aspheric ("not spherical").

Why it is important?

A spherical intraocular lens can induce minor optical imperfections called higher-order aberrations (HOAS), which can affect quality of vision, particularly in low-light conditions such as driving at night.

Premium aspheric IOLs, on the other hand, match more closely the shape and optical quality of the eye's natural lens, and thereby can provide sharper vision - especially in low light conditions and for people with large pupils. Patient has to wear glasses for near work.

  • Multifocal IOLs: Embracing Versatility

    These IOLs provide both distance and near focus at the same time. The lens has different zones set at different powers. It is designed so that your brain learns to select the night focus automatically,

    Patients do not need glasses both for distance and near work but might see coloured haloes and glares around light. They might need glasses for very fine work.

  • Toric IOLs: Correcting Astigmatism with Precision

    Astigmatism is a refractive error caused by an uneven curve in cornea. The toric lens is designed to correct that refractive error.

    Like toric soft contact lenses, toric IOLs can correct astigmatism because they have different powers in different meridians of the lens. They also have alignment markings on the peripheral part of the lens that enable the surgeon to adjust the orientation of the IOL inside the eye for optimal astigmatism correction. Patient has to wear glasses for near work but for distant vision dependency on glasses goes off.

  • Extended Depth of Focus (EDOF) IOLs: Gradual Transition Between Focal Points

    EDOF IOLs employ a unique optical design to extend the depth of focus, providing patients with a gradual and continuous shift between focal points. This design aims to reduce visual disturbances such as halos and glare, commonly associated with multifocal IOLs. They are particularly helpful for people who want to reduce the need for reading glasses or bifocals after cataract surgery.

Choosing the Ideal IOL: A Collaborative Decision

The selection of the most suitable IOL involves a thorough discussion between the patient and their surgeon or ophthalmologist. Factors such as lifestyle, visual requirements, and overall eye health play a pivotal role in determining the optimal choice.


Things to take care of after the surgery

  • After the surgery, expect your vision to begin improving within a few days. Your vision may be blurry at first as your eye heals and adjusts.
  • You will usually see your eye doctor a day or two after your surgery, the following week, and then again after about a month to monitor healing.
  • It is normal to feel itching and mild discomfort for a couple of days after surgery. Avoid rubbing or pushing on your eye. On surgery day, your doctor may require an eye patch. After surgery, your doctor may prescribe wearing the eye patch and protective shield while sleeping.
  • Your doctor may prescribe eye drops or other medication to prevent infection, reduce inflammation and control eye pressure. After a couple of days, most of the discomfort should disappear. Often, complete healing occurs within eight weeks.
Things to take care of after the Cataract surgery
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following:
  • Vision loss
  • Pain that persists despite the use of over-the-counter pain medications
  • Increased eye redness
  • Light flashes or multiple new spots (floaters) in front of your eye
  • Nausea, vomiting or excessive coughing
  • This treatment usually requires glasses. Your doctor will prescribe spectacles after your eyes recuperate.

Your doctor will schedule a second operation for the second eye in a month or two, if you have it in both eyes.


Clear Your Cloudy Vision at Save Sight Centre

At the Save Sight Centre, our skilled ophthalmologists Dr. Rajeev Jain, Dr. Shuchi Gupta, and Dr. Ankit Malhotra, specialize in performing phacoemulsification and MICS cataract removal. With a commitment to staying at the forefront of medical advancements, our team ensures that patients receive top-notch care and personalized treatment plans. He has treated many complicated cases of cataract removal like patients with Uveitis.

Best cataract surgeon in Delhi

His Guidance and the care taking staff will definitely make you comfortable with the procedure. You can hear the patients about his guidance and care in the testimonials. This eye care centre is one stop solution for all your eyesight problems in a pocket friendly budget.

Schedule an Appointment with him and know the best treatment of your cloudy eyes.


FAQs

FAQs related to Cataract Removal
Q.1 How much does cataract surgery cost in Delhi?

Ans: The cost of the surgery varies Rs. to Rs. and depends on the eye conditions and lens chosen. However, Surgery at Save Sight Centre is reasonable. All major insurance companies/ PSU/ TPA & Govt. Plans are accepted.

Q.2 Which hospital is best for cataract surgery in Delhi?

Ans: There are a number of eye hospitals in Delhi. You can go to the near one. If you are in North or West Delhi, You can go for Save Sight Centre, Adarsh Nagar. This is the best eye care centre in North Delhi.

Q.3 What is the price of cataract eye lens in Delhi?

Ans: The cost of the lenses vary Rs. to Rs. depending upon the suitability of the eyes. However,

Q.4 Is cataract surgery 100% successful?

Ans: Cataract surgery is usually very successful and greatly improves vision for most people. However, it's not guaranteed to be perfect every time. While it's highly effective, there can be rare complications or situations where vision might not improve as expected. But overall, it's a safe and successful procedure for the vast majority of patients.

Q.5 Is cataract surgery 100% safe?

Ans: Yes, cataract surgery is not 100% risk-free; however, it has a very high success rate and low risks compared to other surgeries. Although some risks do exist for cataract surgery procedures, most people experience positive outcomes and should discuss any concerns with their eye surgeon prior to scheduling any procedure.

Q.6 What is the best age for cataract surgery?

Ans: When the cataract is developed, that will be the best time for the removal. It can cause to anyone but generally it is caused by ageing.

Q.7 Is eyesight weak after cataract surgery?

Ans: No, eyesight typically improves after cataract surgery. The surgery is done to remove the cloudy lens (cataract) and replace it with a clear artificial lens, which usually leads to better vision. However, there might be some temporary blurriness or adjustment period right after surgery, but this usually improves as the eye heals.

Q.8 Is cataract a major surgery?

Ans: Cataract surgery is not considered a major surgery. It's a common and relatively minor procedure. Most people experience a quick recovery and improved vision after the surgery.