At age fifty (50) I started having problems with my eyes. My vision started blurring and sometimes I even had complete but momentary loss of vision. I was very concerned and immediately contacted my friends and family who had recommended Centre for Sight.
After I came to know that the Chief Minister of Telangana got himself treated here, I had no doubt that this was the best place to get my Cataract treated.I got an immediate appointment for consultation. After checking my eyes the doctor asked me whether I had any more concerns about my eyes. I thought back and reported that of late I could not see in dim light and I was also sensitive to bright lights. I thought I was imagining haloes around bright lights. I knew I was not colour blind but colours seemed all faded and dull.
The doctor checked my eyes and opined that I had developed cataract in both my eyes. My first question was “how could this happen”. The doctor patiently explained that this condition is very common in people above the age of 45. There is no cause for this condition.Cataract is very common and means "clouding" of the eye's original lenses which results in obscuring, and, if not treated in time, loss of vision. It is more commonly an age related condition. Sometimes it also affects children and young adults. It is completely treatable with no side effects.
I asked for treatment options and the doctor explained that with surgery they would replace the affected lenses with new eye lenses. Medication would be of no help in clearing the vision. There would be a gap of a few days between each eye surgery. After discussion with the family we finalised a date for the surgery.
I am scared of surgeries and asked the doctor if we could delay the procedure. Patiently the Doctor advised that the procedure would get more difficult if delayed, because the cataract would thicken further and make it more difficult to remove. If treatment got delayed then I could lose my vision completely and become handicapped, making every day routine of life difficult. I understood the pros and cons( although hardly any) and agreed to go through the procedure.
A few days before surgery, I had to undergo various blood tests and eye measurements. I also met the surgeon and the anaesthetist. Meeting the attending doctors gave me a lot of confidence, as they explained that it as a non-complicated, bloodless surgery under local anaesthesia. I was advised to have an early dinner on the day previous to the surgery and nothing to eat or drink on the day of the surgery as it was scheduled for 8 in the morning. On the day of the surgery the anaesthetist gave a small injection so I would not feel anything. The procedure of changing the lens was done in no time at all. I was out of the theatre in no time with a protective bandage put on the eye. After being on observation for a couple of hours I was allowed to go home.
Going home was wonderful but I needed a lot of care. I had to keep the bandage on till the invisible sutures were removed. I was given protective dark glasses and eye drops to be put at regular intervals. Bright light and pressure were to be completely avoided. After a few days the same procedure was performed on the other eye. A week after the second surgery I had crystal clear distant vision. No scars or marks.
All in all it was a pleasant experience. The Centre, the doctors, the nursing staff were all very patient, polite and well informed about their work. I would definitely recommend Centre For Sight to everybody.