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Cataract

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Cataract Surgery

common, safest and most effictive type of surgery in the world

Cataract('safed motia') is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. This lens located behind the iris and works just like the lens of a camera- focusing light images on the retina, which sends images to the brain. In cataract human eye became so clouded that it  blur images are seen. It prevents the lens from focusing light onto the retina and hence causes unclear vision. As the cataract advances, this cloudiness of vision increases over a period of time until the vision is completely impaired. Cataract development is part of the normal ageing process. Although it can occur at an earlier age also. Almost all people above the age of 60 years have cataract of a variable degree, due to cataract sharp images became blurred, bright colors became dull, or seeing at night is more difficult.  In some people cataract development is aggravated by an eye injury, presence of diabetes, use of medications or other eye diseases. Rarely cataract may be present in the newborn as a developmental defect.

Cataract services at a glance

  • world class "OZIL" Micro Phaco 2 mm. Catract surgery.
  • Multifocal Toric I.O.L
  • Multifocal IOLS
  • Toric IOL for Astigmatism.
  • Secondary IOL Implantation
  • Yag Laser(For after Cataract)

Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgical procedure and one of the safest and most effictive type of surgery in the world, with highly successful outcomes.

surgery Process

Cataract surgery at Drishti eye care, Haldwani is one of the  safest and most successful forms of surgery.

Patient do not had to stay at hospital after surgery, surgery is performed under local  anesthesia. The patient is awake during surgery but does not feel any discomfort or pain. 

  • Cataract operation is performed with the help of a sophisticated operating microscope. A small incision of 2.0-2.5 mm is first made in the eyeball.
  • A smooth round opening is then made in the front part of the lens capsule, which is a thin membrane enclosing the entire lens.
  • All cloudy lens material within the lens capsule is then removed through the same incision by the procedure of phacoemulsification using a thin titanium probe that emits high-speed ultrasound waves, vibrating at 40,000 times per second. This breaks the cataract into tiny pieces, which are then suctioned out of the eye through the same probe.
  • In the final step, a Foldable Intraocular Lens (IOL) is introduced through the small incision, and placed within the capsule of the lens where it unfolds and stays in place securely.

FAQ regarding Cataract

  • What exactly is a cataract?
    cataract is a cloudiness of the eye's natural lens, which lies between the front and back areas of the eye.
  • Are cataracts found only in older people? What are the different causes of cataract ?
    Majority of the cataracts are age related. About half of the population has a cataract by age 65 years. But in rare cases, infants can have congenital cataracts. These are usually related to the mother having German measles, chickenpox, or another infectious disease during pregnancy, but sometimes they are inherited. Eye trauma, such as from a puncture wound, may also result in cataracts.
  • when is the best time to treat cataract?
    Many people believe cataract have to be 'ripe' before they can be removed. This is no longer true. Today cataract surgery is a routine procedure that can be performed as soon as your vision interface.
  • What happens if a Cataract go untreated?
    Over time, the clouded areas of the lens can became larger and more dense, causing your sight to became worse. Even entire lens can cloud leading to blindness.
  • How do i Know which lens implant is right for me?
    No single lens works best for everyone and only your ophthalmologist can determine the most appropriate option for you.
  • Is cataract surgery serious?
    All surgery involves some risk, so yes, it is serious. However, cataract surgery is the most commonly performed type of surgery in India. Many cataract surgeons have several thousand procedures under their belt. Choosing a surgeon with this much experience will reduce the risk of something going wrong.
  • Can cataract comes back?
    Once a cataract has been removed it cannot return, However over time some patient may complain that their vision has once again became cloudy. this condition is known as secondary cataract. It can be easily and rapidly treated by a simple laser procedure.
  • How is a cataract detected?
    If you notice any of the symptoms described previously, go to have an eye exam. By performing it, the Ophthalmologist will know if you have a cataract. Your eye doctor will perform a thorough examination of your eyes. Glare testing and contrast sensitivity tests are sometimes used. There is no single objective test to determine a need for cataract surgery. The final decision for cataract surgery is made by the patient and depends on how much the decreased vision from the cataract is bothersome.
  • What are the symptoms of Cataract? 
    Cataract starts out small, and at first has little effect on your vision. You may notice that your vision is blurred a little, like looking through a cloudy piece of glass. Colors may not appear as bright as they once did. 
    The most common symptoms of a cataract are:
    • Cloudy or blurry vision.

    • Problems with light, such as headlights that seem too bright, glare from lamps or very bright sunlight.

    • Colors that seem faded.

    • Poor night vision.

    • Double or multiple vision.

    • Frequent changes in glasses or contact lenses.
  • What Causes a Cataract?

  • No one knows for sure why the eye's lens changes as we age, forming cataracts. Researchers are gradually identifying factors that may cause cataracts.
  • How can a Cataract be treated?
    At first, a change in your eyeglass change of glasses may be all that is needed. This may improve your vision temporarily. There are no medications or eye drops that will cause cataracts to disappear. When you are unable to do the things you like doing, or you are unable to pass your drivers license exam, cataract surgery should be considered.
  • How successful is Cataract Surgery?
    Cataract surgery has an overall success rate of over 98% or greater continuous innovations in the techniques and instruments have made the procedure safer than earlier. 
  • What are possible side effects of cataract surgery?
    As with any surgery, pain, infection, swelling, and bleeding are possible, but very few patients experience serious problems. Your surgeon may prescribe medications for these effects. 

Cataract('safed motia') is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. This lens located behind the iris and works just like the lens of a camera- focusing light images on the retina, which sends images to the brain. In cataract human eye became so clouded that it blur images are seen. It prevents the lens from focusing light onto the retina and hence causes unclear vision. As the cataract advances, this cloudiness of vision increases over a period of time until the vision is completely impaired. Cataract development is part of the normal ageing process. Although it can occur at an earlier age also. Almost all people above the age of 60 years have cataract of a variable degree, due to cataract sharp images became blurred, bright colors became dull, or seeing at night is more difficult. In some people cataract development is aggravated by an eye injury, presence of diabetes, use of medications or other eye diseases. Rarely cataract may be present in the newborn as a developmental defect. 

Cataract services at a glance 

world class "OZIL" Micro Phaco 2 mm. Catract surgery. Multifocal Toric I.O.L Multifocal IOLS Toric IOL for Astigmatism. Secondary IOL Implantation Yag Laser(For after Cataract)Catract Sugery Many people who have cataract surgery find that they no longer need to wear glasses. Some find they don't need glasses to read, or have to wear glasses for distance vision. All find that they can reduce their dependency on glasses. Improved colour vision - Visiblity of colours are brighter and more clear after cataract surgery. Greater clarity of vision - vision improvs and visiblity is sharper after cataract surgery. Improved quality of life - studies have repeatedly shown that people enjoy an improved quality of life after successful cataract surgery. Many people can resume driving, reading, writing, watching television, sewing, household work and using a computer. Rapid recovery of vision and early rehabilitation to normal life 

Before Operation day some preliminary test are required. 

Blood Sugar (Fasting & PP). Blood Pressure. ECG with fitness by treating Physician/ Cardiologist/ Neurologist. Other systemic tests may be required depending on the clinical situation or co-existing diseases. Certain special eye tests are required: Detailed eye examination. Keratometry (measurement of corneal curvature). Ultrasound (A-scan) of the Eye or Biometry (to calculate the power of the lens to be implanted). On operation day Before Operation: Wash your hair and facial shave (for men) on the day of surgery. Clean the face especially the part around the eyes 2 to 3 times with soap and water on the day of surgery. Diabetic Patients are advised NOT to take any diabetes related medicines or Insulin Injections on the day of Surgery . Have tea / Coffee & Light breakfast before coming for Surgery. B.P. & Asthma Patients are advised to take their Medicines even on the day of Surgery & also to get the same along with them. After Operation : Take tea/coffee biscuits after operation. Avoid driving on the day of operation. Important to contact the doctor urgently if there is : Sudden or Persistent pain in the operated eye. Any unusual headaches and nausea. Heavy reddening of the operated eye. Eye floaters or shadows in the eye. Diminution of vision. When will I have to visit my doctor after surgery. In most circumstance, you will return to your doctors office for a follow up visit within 24 Hours of surgery to monitor your healing, you will also typically see your eye doctor the following week and then again after a month. What activity can I do the days following surgery. You should be able to resume most normal activities, including light works, watching television and reading within a day of your surgery. Avoid activities that put pressure on your eyes or can cause a rise in your blood pressure. What more precaution could be taken Do not rub the Operated eye for about 10 days and avoid activities where there is a risk of blunt trauma to the eye. Wear sunglasses or other protective eye wear and avoid dusty environment for the first couple of weeks. All body movements should be slow and gentle without sudden jerks for about 2 days. Avoid lifting of heavy weights for about 2 to 3 days. Avoid direct contact with water in the operated eye. If you do get water in operated eye it is important not to rub the eye. Bath below neck from the next day of surgery. The face can be cleaned using a damp or moist cloth .Head Bath can be taken after 7 days. Full Diet can be taken from the surgery day. But if Diabetic then take your medicines according to physician's advice. Sleep straight or on the Opposite Side of the Operated eye for 1 day. Use Eye Drops and other Medications as per prescription. Put one drop of each medications. After Putting the Drops keep the eye closed for about a minute. Keep a 5 to 7 minutes interval between 2 different eye drops. keep the eye closed for about a minute. Use the eye shield whenever you want to sleep to protect the eye mechanically against accidental rubbing for about 1 day. In case of any Problem or Pain, contact Doctor immediately. Do not wait till next appointment. 

Benifit of operation 

Cataract operetion benifits Many people who have cataract surgery find that they no longer need to wear glasses. Some find they don't need glasses to read, or have to wear glasses for distance vision. All find that they can reduce their dependency on glasses. Improved colour vision - Visiblity of colours are brighter and more clear after cataract surgery. Greater clarity of vision - vision improvs and visiblity is sharper after cataract surgery. Improved quality of life - studies have repeatedly shown that people enjoy an improved quality of life after successful cataract surgery. Many people can resume driving, reading, writing, watching television, sewing, household work and using a computer. Rapid recovery of vision and early rehabilitation to normal life