Cataract is a common condition of ageing eyes. But with the latest technology and advanced treatment options, getting rid of cataract is not just easy but is safe and effective as well. Most of us dream of having a perfect vision, basically a life without spectacles, contact lenses or any sort of surgery. But there are eye problems, such as cataract which is inevitable and a normal part of growing old. But what causes cataract? As you age, there is a beginning of the formation of a cloud over the eye lens and this is what causes cataract. While ageing is considered to be the most common reasons, other reasons that lead to the development of cataract may include genetic disorder, eye injury or congenital defects. During cataract, vision becomes cloudy, frosty or blurry. It causes double vision besides making it difficult to drive especially at night. So, if you or your loved one is diagnosed with cataract but do not know how to go about it, here are a few commonly asked questions:
Definitely, yes. Gone are the days of conventional surgery, with the advent of lasers, cataract surgery is not just easy but is effective as well. Basically, the treatment of cataract involves removal of a cloudy lens followed by replacing it with the artificial lens (IOL) using laser-assisted technology. The blade-free and the pain-free procedure take barely 15 minutes per eye.
Once the natural cataract-affected lens is removed, it is replaced by the (synthetic) artificial lens, also called as IOL (Intra Ocular Lens). This is the surest and easiest way to get your normal vision back.
When the appearance of cloudy spots begin to interfere with your day-to-day tasks such as reading, driving or watching TV etc, it’s time you should get the cataract removed. You should discuss the extent of your problem with your eye surgeon to make a better decision. Also, please remember, with the latest technology and advanced cataract treatment options, there’s nothing like a cataract has to become ‘ripe’ before removing it or any suitable month or time, etc.
Usually, there are no complications associated with cataract surgery. Infact, it is considered to be one of the safest ophthalmological procedures. However, in extreme cases or mishandled cases, dislocation of Intraocular Lens (IOL) to infection inside the eye are a few problems. Inflammation in the eye can also affect vision after cataract surgery. IOL dislocation is a rare type of case which may result in double vision. Therefore, it’s important you get a cataract removal procedure done at a certified eye hospital only. Also, make sure to seek an appointment with a cataract specialist. At Sharp Sight, one of the best eye hospitals for cataract surgery in North India, we have a team of experienced and world-class cataract specialists. For appointment speak to our customer care executive.
This is one of the most crucial aspects to consider before you go ahead with cataract surgery. You can either get a conventional cataract surgery or the laser-assisted one. At Sharp Sight, we offer different types of bladeless cataract surgery – Femtosecond Cataract Surgery, Zepto Cataract Surgery and the latest, Touchless Cataract Surgery. Infact, Sharp Sight (Group of Hospitals) was among the first to perform bladeless cataract surgery in Delhi. Studies suggest laser-assisted cataract surgeries have more benefits over conventional ones in terms of faster recovery and excellent visual outcome. So, before you decide on the procedure, discuss with your surgeon the advantages and disadvantages of both manual and laser cataract surgery.
When you decide for cataract surgery, you’ll also need to select an Intraocular Lens (IOL), that’s an artificial lens to replace the natural lens of your eye. Lens selection is a crucial factor as it dictates what your vision will be like after the surgery. The right lens for you depends on your lifestyle and preferences. If freedom from glasses is your priority, multifocal lenses may be the best option as they give you a clear vision for near, far and in-between distances. However, in some cases, patients opt to have monovision, where one replacement lens corrects distance vision and the other corrects near vision. Modern replacement lenses – Toric IOLs can also correct pre-existing astigmatism. The important thing is that you have immense choices when it comes to selecting your replacement lenses. Discuss with your surgeon various options available for your eyes before you make a choice of a replacement lens. At Sharp Sight, we offer the best Cataract Surgery in Delhi with a wide range of IOLs to choose from.
It is said that complete healing of eyes after cataract surgery takes around 8 weeks. Furthermore, one should consult their surgeon in case of any problem that persists post-cataract surgery. Therefore, at Sharp Sight Eye Hospital, we recommend to get cataract surgery from a qualified cataract surgeon only. For more queries or to seek an appointment with our cataract specialist, speak to our customer care executive, today.
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