Day Care Cataract Surgery

Day Care Cataract Surgery

Cataract formation is a natural part of the eye’s aging process. Cataract surgery is a common procedure; most people regain the vision they had earlier with the help of microsurgery. The procedure has a 98% success rate. There is very little discomfort or inconvenience and patients can usually return home a few hours after surgery.

We offer the best cataract surgery in Jamshedpur for adults & children. Here is some general information about what you can expect before, during and after your cataract surgery. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. When the lens becomes opaque, light cannot pass through it and the vision becomes dim or blurred as the transparency of the lens is lost. A cataract is not a growth or a film over the eye.

One of the eyesight problems that people commonly suffer from is Cataract. In layman's language, a cataract is clouding of the natural lens in the eye. It becomes almost opaque over time and starts to affect vision.

In a normal functioning eye, the light rays pass through a clear lens to form an image on the retina. The image signals sent to the brain form a person’s sense of sight. When the lens is not clear due to a cataract, no clear image can be formed on the retina resulting in poor vision.

Development of Cataract

The development of cataract happens slowly over the years in some cases, and rapidly in others. This can cause difficulties in performing daily activities like reading, driving or watching things from a distance.

Here are some of the main reasons for the development of cataract:-

  • Aging: People older than 60 years of age are at the risk of getting a cataract.
  • Exposure: An overexposure to UV rays can negatively affect the eyes and cause cataract.
  • Drug-induced: One can get cataract due to prolonged usage of steroids and other prescription drugs.
  • Diabetes: People with diseases like diabetes are more likely to develop a cataract.
  • Injury-induced: An injury to the eye can cause cataract or even complete loss of vision.

Treatment

Cataract cannot be corrected with glasses, the clouding of the natural lens essentially prevents that. There is no specific medication to cure it, patients undergo surgeries for cataract removal instead. Sanjeev Netralaya offers a number of surgical options depending upon the severity of the cataract, its cause and current condition of the patient’s eyes. The surgery best suited to the case is suggested after thorough testing only.

Testing for Cataract :

At our center, a team of medical professionals like optometrists, doctors, nurses, and surgeons is assigned to the patient for testing and treatment. If the cataract is harmless, it can be left untouched. As soon as it starts to truly block vision in routine things, one should look into testing and surgical solutions.

The different types of tests we do here are:

  • Biometry/ Intraocular Lens (IOL) Work up: to check the IOL power required in the eyes.
  • Specular Microscopy: to check the status of the cornea and for any corneal disease.
  • OCT test: to check for any retinal pathology.
  • B Scan/ Ultrasound: to check the well-being of retina and other structures inside the eye.

Surgeries for Cataract:

The breakdown of what happens in a cataract operation is that the surgeon removes damaged lens from the eye’s lens bag and replaces it with an artificial one that is clear and works in place of the original one.

There are many ways to perform cataract-removal surgeries, and here are the types of surgeries that we conduct at Sanjeev Netralaya :

  • Microincision Cataract Surgery (MICS): In this method, a 1.8mm to 2mm large incision is made by the surgeon for replacement of a natural lens with an artificial lens. Everything from the incision to the breaking of the lens into smaller pieces for easing its removal is done manually by the surgeon. It is an incredibly delicate task that requires a lot of skill from the doctors.
     

There a numerous types of intraocular lens (IOL) options that we use to replace the original one:

  • Monofocal IOL: It is a lens beneficial for distance vision, but will require the patient to wear spectacles for computer work or reading after the surgery is performed.
     
  • Premium Monofocal IOL: This lens is not perfectly spherical in shape. Due to its high definition nature, it provides both quantity and great quality of vision with its contrast & light sensitivity, leading to great picture quality. Yet, the patient usually has to wear glasses after surgery because it’s still a monofocal lens.
     
  • Multifocal Lens IOL: For most day-to-day activities, this lens provides great vision without the need for corrective glasses. Some patients still may experience halos and glares during night driving.
     
  • Newer Multifocal IOL: Most of the issues that were present in the multifocal lens are resolved in this lens. Thus, halos and glares are also reduced. There are 2 main types of multifocal lens that we provide at Sanjeev Netralaya:
    • Extended Depth of Focus Lens (Symfony lens): Since this lens is binocularly implanted, it facilitates active near vision and good vision for distance, without any glares and halos.
       
    • Trifocal Lens: This lens is good for reading, distance vision and for intermediate distance vision including computer work.

As the anesthetic wears off after surgery, patients might feel a dull pain in the eye. Initially, it might be red with wateriness and blurred vision. The operated area heals and the eye settles in 2 to 4 weeks after the surgery. The feeling of having some outside object inside their body slowly subsides after a few months. Contact the doctors again if any discomfort persists or arises.

When you choose Sanjeev Netralaya, we provide you with only an expert team of surgeons, optometrists, radiologists, nurses, and other staff to get the best results. We care for your vision and dedicate the best infrastructure, equipment, and service to the task.

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