What is Cataract ?
Inside our eye, we have a natural lens. This lens acts like a camera. The lens bends light rays that enter the eye in a manner that the rays fall on the retina and help us see clearly. However, as age increases, the lens loses its transparency and starts to get cloudy. This is the onset of cataract. With the development of cataract, the vision starts to deteriorate, and it is like looking through a foggy or dusty car windshield making things look blurry, hazy or less colorful.
How is cataract treated ?
Treatment for cataract is in the form of surgery. At Pratima Eye Hospital, Cataract surgery is done using most advanced technology using Centurion Vision System that offers the best outcomes after cataract surgery. We have the best eye doctor for cataract surgery with latest procedures and technology.
What are the symptoms of cataract ?
The earliest eye cataract symptom is increased glare and decrease in night vision. With increase in cataract, your vision will start getting blurred and this affects your routine activities. On external appearance your eyes may not look different or may not show any different colour or spot in cases of early cataract. Only when the cataract becomes very matured or white that one can see a white spot in the centre of the eye.
What is the treatment of cataract ?
The cataract operation is the only treatment for cataract. The surgery involves a simple day care procedure where a small incision is made that measures around 2 mm and using phacoemulsification machine we can remove the cataract from this small incision. After which an Intraocular lens is implanted in the same small incision. The whole procedure lasts for less than 10 minutes. This surgery is carried out using drops to anaesthetise the eye and there is no need for an injection. Also, after the procedure, there is no patch put on the eye and patient can resume the normal activities right from the same evening.
What do we expect after cataract surgery ?
Most of the patients gain almost 85 - 90 % of their vision within few hours of the surgery. Rest of the vision improves with drops over next few days. You may feel the lights to be brighter after surgery. One gets adjusted to it in a few days.