Cataract and its Management
Cataract is the most common cause of the reversible blindness world over. However the good news is that cataract, now a days is treated with sophisticated and advanced techniques and technology which assures precise results and fast recovery. Also Implantation of intra ocular lens after cataract removal assures almost immediate visual restoration. At Eye and U, we are a team of highly experienced and expert cataract surgeons. We offer various surgical techniques from suture less cataract surgery to the very latest no injection cataract surgery i.e. topical phacoemulsification. Patients have variety of the intraocular lenses to choose from, from the very basic monofocal lenses to the very latest multifocal, trifocal and accommodative foldable lenses. We will guide you to select for the best surgical option and intraocular lens to implant in your eye, after considering you visual needs. We will try to explain to you briefly about cataract and its options.
What is Cataract? What Causes Cataract?
Cataract is clouding of the natural clear lens of the eye. It is part of the ageing process of the body. Vision is reduced because of cataract and it cannot be improved even with the glasses. Some patients may complain of increased glare and haloes around the lights. Patients will complain of gradual loss of, or blurring of vision or seeing haloes. The complaint varies with different types of cataract. Though a cataract occurs mostly in elderly patients, it is not uncommon to see it in young individuals and even children. Cataract changes are also associated with metabolic disease like diabetes and long term use of steroids for various diseases. In children it is associated with some congenital disorders. Injury to eye can also lead to development of cataract.
Cataract, now a days, is treated with the state of the art phacoemulsification method. At our center, the most modern treatment of the cataract is available. The usual method of cataract surgery consist of removal of the cataract using the phacoemulsification technique, whereby the cataract is broken in to pieces and aspirated from the eye with help of a small probe, sized less than 3 mm. Most of the times surgery is done without administering injectable anesthesia, making it virtually painless. The patient comfort level is very high and your eye does not require to be patched after operation.You can truly walk in and walk out of our surgical center and also can resume your routine very soon as recovery is very speedy.
After the cataractous lens is removed from your eye, it is replaced with a crystal clear artificial lens know as intraocular lens (IOL). At Eye and U, we have array of 10Ls like monofocal, multifocal,toric, accommodative, trifocal and implantable phakic contact lenses, to choose from. Type of IOL is chosen to suit your visual needs that will maintain your present lifestyle. Our counselor will discuss with you and will help you to choose right surgical options and 10L, best suited to your visual expectations and needs.