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CATARACT & REFRACTIVE SURGERY

Cataract and IOL Surgery in Bangalore

Cataract is a cloudy formation on the natural eye lens. It disturbs vision, leading to blurry eyesight, myopia and in some cases even temporary blindness. Mostly occurring to people over the age of 40, some infants are also found to be born with cataract

What are the symptoms of Cataract?

Common symptoms of cataract include-
Blurry eye visions
● Halos near light
● Faded colors
● Trouble in seeing in bright lights as well as dim lights.
This disease has been the cause of 33% of blindness around the world, leading to depression for many patients.

How it can be treated?

Cataract can be removed by surgery. The defected natural eye lens of the patient is permanently replaced by an artificial Intraocular Lens (IOL) which helps retain proper eyesight.

What are the various types of Cataract Surgery?

The most advanced method of Cataract surgery is called Phacoemulsification. The surgery is safe and vaguely popular. The patient goes home within the day of the surgery. Surgeries for complex cases include:
● Pediatric Cataract
● Traumatic Cataract
● Post Lasik/Post Refractive surgery
● Patients with high Astigmatism with Toric Intraocular Lens (Toric IOLs)

What are the types of IOLs provided?

Indian IOls
➢ Monofocal IOLs: They are standard IOLs made only for the correction of distant vision. The patient might need glasses for reading and computer use.
➢ Multifocal IOLs: These are specialized IOLs which can be used for all purposes, letting the patient shed off glasses altogether. Foreign IOLs
They are made of pure forms of silicone materials. They cause no interference with intraocular structures.

Is it safe?

The surgery is safely performed all around the world, bringing out 99.9% success. The visual impairment is safely restored and the patient, under the proper care of the physician, retains his normal eyesight.

Who is at risk of Cataract?

Mostly people after the age of 60 suffer from cataract. However nowadays due to certain lifestyle choices, many people around age of 40 to 50 also are suffering from cataract. In some rare cases infants are also born with cataracts.

Who Is At Risk of Developing Cataract?

• Diabetic patients: If you are diabetic, you might have high chances of developing a cataract.
• Personal habits such as smoking and alcoholism also contribute to the risk factor.
• Lifestyle choices, such as prolonged exposure to sunlight also can lead to cataract formation.

Cataract surgeon at Seedi Eye Care

Seedi Eye Care Center provides proper resources and high expertise services for the treatment of cataract. The ophthalmologists at Seedi Eye Care ensure that patients are provided with all the latest treatment approach, with proper medications and surgeries

FAQs

● What Are The Common Causes Of Cataract?+

Previous eye injury, infection, Diabetics, cholesterol reduction medicines, obesity, hypertension, smoking, alcoholism, prolonged exposure to sunlight, lifestyle choices.

● What Are Common Signs of Cataract+

Blurry eye vision, halos near light, difficulty to see in bright lights and dim lights

● What happens if cataracts are left untreated?+

It can lead from temporary to permanent blindness.

● Is There Any Best Time For Cataract Surgery?+

As soon as you diagnose it, you should go ahead for the surgery. Of course check with your doctor first.

● What is the minimum age limit for laser?+

Patient should be at least 18 years of age.

● How soon does vision improve after cataract eye surgery?+

It takes three to six weeks for your vision to fully stabilize after the surgery.

● Is It Possible For A Diabetic To Undergo Cataract Surgery?+

It will fail the purpose of treatment if you undergo treatment while having diabetics. The macular edema should be treated before the surgery.

● How Cataract Surgery is performed and is it a painful procedure?+

The surgeon replaces the defected natural lens with an artificial Intraocular lens. It is a painless process and the patient goes home within the day of surgery.

● Will Glasses be needed after cataract surgery?+

Depending on the nature of IOL the patient might need glasses in future.

● What Are the Various Types of Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) Available These Days?+

Most common IOLs are Monofocals, Multifocal, Accommodating IOLs and Toric IOLs.

● Can Cataract Be Treated With Lasers?+

The surgeons might find Lasers to help the operation run smoothly. So yes, Lasers can be used to treat cataract.

● Will cataract surgery improve my night vision?+

Yes.

● Apart From Getting Rid Of Cataract, Are There Any Other Benefits Of A Cataract Surgery?+

It helps correct the refractive errors and thus myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism are also resolved by the help of Cataract surgery.

● How long does it take for someone to recover from cataract surgery?+

It takes two weeks to recover from the surgery.

● How long should you wait between cataract surgeries?+

At least two weeks.

● Can cataract surgery be performed on both eyes at the same time?+

No. It is risky. There should be a gap of at least two weeks.

● Can eye drops prevent or cure cataracts?+

They can prevent to some extent but not cure them.

● Does cataract surgery cause dry eyes?+

No. Doctors ensure your eyes are healthy after the surgery by providing you proper medications.

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