Questions about Cataract
|What is cataract?||Opacification of the lens inside the eye is called as cataract.|
|What are the causes?||Old age is the
commonest cause. Cataract is a part of aging process.
Cataracts are can occur following injury, drugs like steroids, infections in the fetus and congenital birth defects.
|What are the symptoms?||Progressively diminishing vision, halos of light, glare, difficult night driving, Frequent changes in number (Refraction).|
|Is the process reversible?||Mostly not.|
|What is the treatment?||Surgery is the only curative treatment. Medicines can not stop or reverse the process.|
|What is Phacoemulsification?||Phacoemulsification is a technique which uses a machine that generates ultra sound energy and breaks up the cataract lens. It is a sophisticated computer controlled system which makes it possible to remove the cataractous lens through an incision of 2.8 mm or less.|
|What is the best surgery?||Removing the cataractous lens surgically from its covering bag through a very small incision using phaco-emulsification machine and putting in a foldable artificial lens in the same bag. No sutures are taken.|
|Why Phacoemsusification?||Phacoemulsification technique ensures the best possible outcome of surgery.|
|How are the results?||The chances of
nearly normal vision are almost 95% unless there is some other associated
cause of diminished vision.
As the artificial lens is not auto focus lens, reading glasses may be still required.
|What are foldable lenses?||These lenses are put through very small section of less than 2.8 mm and offer excellent visual results|
|What are multifocal lenses?||These lenses offer autofocus features similar to natural lens. These can be used in selected conditions.|
|What about insurance cover?||Our hospital is
recognised for Mediclaim and most of other insurance schemes.
We offer cashless service for most of TPAs and Insurance Companies.
|If you have any questions do not hesitate to email us.|