Friday, 31 July 2015

Pocket Friendly Cataract Surgery in Mumbai

More than 12000 cataract surgeries are done successfully has added charm to Krishna Eye Centre's achievements.
No Injection, No stitch, No patch Surgery.
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When we look at any object, light rays from the object through the transparent cornea and the clear lens to strike the retina and form an image. The retina then relays the image to the brain through a set of wires called as Optic nerves.

What is Cataract?
For normal vision, it is imperative that the lens of the eye is clear and transparent, so that light rays can pass through it. When the lens becomes cloudy or opaque, light rays are not easily transmitted to the retina. This opaque lens is called as Cataract. Cataract usually develops gradually over a period and may affect both eyes in different degrees.


Ageing is the most common cause. As one ages, the protein in the lens break-down making it rigid and cloudy. Other than aging, many conditions can accelerate the break-down of the lens protein, like.
  • Diabetes
  • Eye Injury or prolonged exposure to radiation, sun or x-rays.
  • Smoking
  • Inflammation of the iris, uvea etc.
  • Disorders like hypothyroidism and atopic dermatitis.
  • Genetic diseases like Down's, Wilson's, Homocystinuria, Myotonic dystrophy etc.
  • Infections affecting the baby in the mother's womb like Herpes, Rubella, Syphilis, etc.
  • Medications like steroids and haloperidol.
How Does Cataract Affect Vision ?
Cataract develops very gradually and painlessly. It may affect one or both eyes.
  • Vision becomes Blurry as if looking through a frosted glass.

  • Halos around object, especially bright lights e.g. Excess glare from oncoming headlights is noticed.
  • Loss of contrast sensitivity and dull appearance of colours.
  • Poor night vision.
  • Need for brighter light to carry out activities like reading.
Surgery alone is the treatment for Cataract. No medicine or diet can reverse Cataract formation. During the surgery the Cataractous lens is removed and is replaced by an artificial Intra Ocular Lens ( IOL ).
Phacoemulsification is the most advanced and accepted form of Cataract Surgery. During this surgery a very small opening of approximately 2-3mm is made in the eye and the cataract is removed by breaking it into small pieces, which are then gently sucked out with the same instrument. The incision taken is so small that it requires no stitches and heals rapidly. This makes it possible for the patient to resume normal activities early.


Once the Cataractous lens is removed, a new Intra Ocular Lens ( IOL ) is inserted in the same place.
There are a variety of IOLs which a patient can opt for. Typically there is a choice between foldable soft IOS and non-foldable hard IOS. Lenses could be either of PMMA, Silicon or Acrylic material. One can opt between Monofocal IOLs or Multifocal IOLs. The foldable IOLs are the most recommended. With monofocal IOL, the distance vision is clear without glasses but one has to wear reading glasses. With multifoal IOL, vision is clear both for distance and near and one is almost independent of glasses. 90-95% spectacle freedom is attained.


Toric IOLS are now available for patient with high cylindrical powers. Multifocal toric IOL can provide patients greatest level of spectacle freedom even if patients have a pre-operative corneal astigmatism.
Cataract surgery is done under topical anaesthesia. The new technique of eye drop anaesthesia (no injection) has distinct advantages over the conventional technique of giving injection anaesthesia.
In certain circumstances, the alternative technique of extra capsular cataract surgery with injection anaesthesia may need to be adapted as felt necessary for the best interest of the patient.
Cataract surgery has very predictable results with high success rate. The latest technique of NO INJECTION, NO STITCH and NO PATCH has made the surgery very easy for the patient; though it is more demanding on the surgical skills of your doctor. In some people natural capsule that support the IOL may became cloudy, several months after the surgery. If vision is affected, then laser can be used to open this capsule in a couple of minutes.


When should surgery be done?
Cataract surgery is rarely an emergency surgery and should be considered when vision cannot be improved with new glasses or vision is no longer good enough for daily activities.

Which Lens Should on Select?
Each eye is unique. It is always good to customize the lenses best suited for the eye. Your Doctor will help you in selecting the lens.

Does The Artificial Lens Have An Expiry Date?
The artificial lens is designed to last for the rest of one's life. It needs to be replaced or adjusted only in cases of injury, severe reaction in the eye or dislocation which is very rare.

Do I need To Undergo Any Tests Before Surgery?
Yes. Routine Blood examinations are needed to rule out any infection in the body.
Well controlled Diabetes and Blood pressure are mandatory.

When Will I be Able to Resume My Activities After Surgery?
Most of the patients are back to their routine life in 2-3 days after surgery.

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