Here are some of the main reasons for the development of cataract:-
- Ageing: People older than 60 years of age are at the risk of getting 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.
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. Centre For Sight 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 centre, a team of medical professionals like optometrists, doctors, nurses and surgeons are 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.
- Pentacam test: to test irregularities in cornea due to past LASIK/ PRK/ RK surgeries.
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 Centre For Sight:
- Microincision Cataract Surgery (MICS): In this method, a 1.8mm to 2mm large incision is made by the surgeon for replacement of 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.
- Femto Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS): In this type of surgery, the first 5 steps of the surgery are automated, reducing the time and energy put into the otherwise manual surgery. The incisions are blade-free, the capsulotomy is precise and the cataract is considerably softer.
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, the halos and glares are also reduced. There are 2 main types of multifocal lens that we provide at Centre for Sight:
- 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 anaesthetic 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 Centre for Sight, 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. Our centres in Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Indore, Ahmedabad, Agra and various other cities provide excellent services in Cataract surgeries.
Cataract surgery hospital and doctors
Centre for sight has numerous highly qualified doctors and state of the art equipment to give the best treatment and care to the patients. Our centres in Gurgaon, Delhi, Jaipur, Indore, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Meerut, Moradabad and Hyderabad offer great cataract treatment along with other centres across the country.
What are the common symptoms of cataract?
Cataracts grow gradually with the slow blurring of vision that is not correctable by glasses. Some people get their vision quickly deteriorated, with difficulty in nighttime driving, glares, halos and overall foggy vision.
Can cataracts infect an eye because the other eye already has it?
Cataract does not spread from eye to eye but it often develops in both eyes together or after a brief gap.
Do cataracts develop due to getting old?
Cataracts very commonly occur in adult life. These are age-induced cataracts and may develop after 40 years of age. But not all people develop a cataract in old age and not all who develop it require treatment.
Does cataract happen in children?
It happens in rarest of rare cases.
If I have a cataract in both eyes, can they be treated at the same time?
Cataract generally develops in one eye faster than the other, so it is advisable to operate the one in worse condition first. But it is possible to operate on both at the same time at Centre for Sight after understanding the pros and cons of it.
Does a previously done laser operation matter in cataract treatment?
Since laser operations like LASIK and PRK are done to improve vision without the need for glasses, it is important to inform your cataract team beforehand.
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Cataract is the clouding of the lens of your eye with ageing that impairs vision. Now it’s easier than ever to regain clear vision after cataract. Take advantage of Robotic Femtosecond laser, the world’s first laser-automated technology for cataract surgery at Centre for Sight.
Why Choose Robotic Laser cataract surgery:
- Blade Free cataract experience
- Working of laser takes about 30-40 seconds only
- Greater precision and safety
- Critical steps of surgery are fully automated
- Better visual outcome with quicker recovery
In cataract, there is a buildup of protein in the lens of the eye which makes it cloudy. This prevents light from passing clearly through the lens, thereby causing loss of vision.
Advancing age is a primary reason for cataract. With age, protein of the lens turns opaque. Other causes of cataract are metabolic disorders such as diabetes, excessive exposure to sunlight, lifestyle disorders like heavy alcohol consumption and smoking. Injury to the eye can also lead to clouding of the lens of the eye.
Treatment of Cataract
When cataract forms, surgery is the only way to treat it. In cataract surgery, the surgeon removes the clouded lens and puts an Intra Ocular Lens (IOL) in your eye. Your vision will be as good as pre-cataract days, though you may need to wear glasses. Over the years, cataract surgery has moved from vision restorative to refractive surgery, so that you have reduced need of glasses.
Best cataract treatment requires the combination of expertise of experienced doctors and latest technology working together. Centre for Sight is considered as one of the leading hospitals in India for cataract surgery. The hospitals are fully equipped with trained eye specialists for treatment of the patients.
Robotic Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
Femtosecond Laser technology is an advanced technology for cataract surgery available throughout the world. It has significantly automated the complicated steps of cataract surgery.
- Blade free, laser assisted procedure
- The actual working of the laser takes less than 1 minute
- Capsular opening, fragmentation of cataract with laser & corneal incisions are fully automated to deliver precise cuts and is more accurate than manual blade incision
- Reduces phaco energy
- Enables Astigmatism correction at the time of cataract surgery
- Greater safety, precision & accuracy
- Better visual outcome with quicker recovery
Femtosecond laser cataract surgery is now available at Centre for Sight New Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Indore, Vadodara, Hyderabad & Meerut.
Catalys for Robotic laser assisted cataract surgery
Micro Incision Cataract Surgery
Over the years the size of corneal incision made during cataract surgery has considerably reduced
leading to improved visual outcome & quicker post procedure recovery for the patient.
- Requires a very small incision of about 2mm
- Cataract is emulsified into small pieces by phacoemulsification and a foldable IOL is implanted
- Walk-in, Walk-out procedure
- Stitchless, bloodless, painless surgery
- Quick healing and post-operative recovery
- Requires a small incision of 3.2 mm
- Stitchless surgery
- Cataract is emulsified and removed using an ultrasonic phacoemulsification probe
- Foldable IOL is implanted
Centre for Sight has always been adopting the latest technology in eye care that has resulted in improved visual outcome and comfort for the patient. True to our belief that every eye deserves the best, we have introduced the latest generation phaco machines.
Centre for Sight houses the most advanced phacoemulsification systems like the Centurion, Infiniti from Alcon, Signature from Abbott and Stellaris from Bausch & Lomb and offers a wide range of premium intraocular lens options to its patients.
With Femtosecond laser, cataract surgery can now be more safe & accurate. Automating the most crucial steps in cataract surgery assures minimum pain & maximum accuracy and also ensures a quick surgery & quicker recovery.At Centre for Sight, we offer latest and most advanced Cataract surgery treatment and are equipped with the catalys and LenSx femtocataract platforms.