When is the Right Time to Get Cataract Surgery Done?

Mon Dec 23 2019

Every time an ophthalmologist diagnoses someone with cataracts, the next question is ‘when to execute it?’ In all honesty, the right time to get it done is when your vision gets blurred and you are not in a position to see things clearly. Usually, as a person ages, he tends to develop a cloud on the lens which gradually leads to vision loss if not treated on time. Such a thing can be triggered by any damage or accident caused to the eye too. As per a report from 2017, approximately 65 lakh cataract surgeries are performed in a year. This says a lot about the increasing problem called cataracts.

The issue is primarily associated with older people but even younger people can develop it. As we are all set to knock 2020, the determination lies in eliminating avoidable blindness. The objective is to restore vision and letting go of the chances of blindness. This is why timely treatment and surgeries are recommended so that even the slightest probability of blindness can be avoided. Are you aware of cataract surgeries, when you should get them, and how safe are they? Before thinking to go for surgery, ask yourself these questions?

  • Can you manage your day-to-day activities without any issues?
  • Are you comfortable driving at night?
  • Are you able to perform all kinds of outdoor activities?
  • Are your occupational activities affected by any chance?

The end goal is to achieve a healthy vision and making sure there is no delay in attaining it. Coming to the ideal time for cataract surgery, winter is often recommended by the doctors. With laser technology called femto/robotic cataract surgery, it has become easier to deal with cataract and execute in minimal time. People feel more relieved because these surgeries are cost and time effective.

When to get the cataract removed?

One needs to understand that surgery is not the ultimate solution. The doctor has to check all the dimensions and make sure that eye surgery is done when it is ideally required. If someone is already facing vision issues, for instance, having a blurred vision then cataract surgery is suggested. If someone is in a situation wherein he is not able to see anything and is not able to do anything then surgery is considered critical. If both the eyes are having cataracts then surgeries take place several weeks apart. Surgery for both the eyes is not recommended as there are chances of complications, especially infection.Whenever there is a conversation on cataracts, one needs to understand that it happens naturally and one should not get panicked. People shouldn’t get alarmed during diagnosis. As you age, the possibility of cataracts gets stronger.

Doctors suggest winter as a good time to get the surgery done as the season can help you recover quickly. But it is not really stringent, all you need to keep in mind is if the vision is getting excessively blurred and your daily activities are getting hampered, then get the cataract removed as soon as possible.

Getting connected with the right ophthalmologist in Hyderabad

The Centre for Sight branch in Hyderabad actively serves eye patients from all nooks and corners. With highly seasoned eye doctors and specialists, the CFS team works hard to provide the best treatment to its patients. People look for genuine medical help especially when it concerns their eyes. Having state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure, the surgery just takes 10-15 minutes to complete. As a patient, you need not worry but should follow the instructions given to you by your doctor and take the needful medication on time.

Getting a cost-effective surgery

If you are concerned about cataract surgery cost in Hyderabad then do not anymore. Centre for Sight, located in the city, is engaged in offering cost-effective cataract surgeries. The representatives at CFS are always there to help you get hassle-free surgery done. The aim is to help people get healthy eyesight. Once a cataract has been diagnosed, it is suggested that you should check its severity. The doctors at CFS advocate cataract surgeries without any delay (depending on the severity of the affected eye) and recommend medication. They also keep it wide and loud that younger people should get an annual eye check-up while older people who are 60 and over should get it done bi-annually.

Article: When is the Right Time to Get Cataract Surgery Done? | Centre For Sight
Author: Dr Mahipal Sachdev   |   Dec 23 2019 | UPDATED 02:00 IST

*The views expressed here are solely those of the author in his private capacity and do not in any way represent the views of Centre for Sight.

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