Cataract is the opacity (clouding) of eye’s natural lens which is normally transparent. When lens become cloudy, light rays cannot pass through them easily and vision becomes blurred. It can develop in one eye or both eyes and has a variety of causes. The Cataract Clinic at Sankara is equipped with world class infrastructure and is overseen by an expert team of doctors and paramedical staff. The clinic is equipped to screen, detect, diagnose and offer right procedural corrections for cataract. We offer treatment at all of our hospital locations listed below.
Cataract development is a normal process of aging. Any person may develop it sooner or later. Cataract can also be present from birth. Researchers across the world have recognized factors that are associated with the formation as well as the development of cataract. Besides increasing age, cataract risk factors include:
Generally cataracts occur slowly and form few signs until they noticeably block light. Some of symptoms may include:
To a certain level, cataract affected vision can be corrected with prescription eye-glasses including contacts or bifocals. However, beyond a certain point prescription glasses may be ineffective and surgical options have to be considered. In a cataract surgery, the patients’ cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a transparent Intra Ocular Lens (IOL) to restore good quality vision. Today, cataract surgery is one of the fastest, safest and the most accurate surgical procedures. One of the well-known cataract Surgeries is Phacoemulsification (also called as key-hole surgery). This surgery is done with the help of machine known as Phaco machine, to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a clear artificial lens called as Intra Ocular Lens (IOL). Micro Incisional Cataract Surgery (MICS) is another well-known cataract surgery. In this surgery, phaco machine is used to send a probe through a 1.8 mm incision in the cornea and remove the cataract. Another technological advance is Femtosecond Laser assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS). This surgery basically uses the combination of both phaco and femtosecond laser machine. As this is an automated and blade-free surgery, it offers maximum accuracy and safety.
Since the real causes of cataracts are uncertain, there is no proven method of stopping them. As cataracts are very common in old age, so it’s very important to get your eyes examined on a regular basis.
The most commonly performed cataract surgeries are Phacoemulsification, Femtosecond Laser Refractive Cataract Surgery’ (FLRCS) and Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery.
Cataract surgery doesn’t correct near sightedness or farsightedness. You may need to wear glasses only to fine-tune your vision. You may be given a new prescription.
You can resume your daily activities in a few days. This also depends on the general health and the condition of your eye.
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