There are no medications,eyedrops,exercises or glasses that will cause cataracts to disappear or prevent them from forming.Surgery is the only way to remove a cataract,where the clouded lens is removed and replaced by an artificial intraocular lens.When you are no longer able to see well enough to do things you like to do or your ability to do daily tasks is impaired,cataract surgery should be considered.
Cataract treatment in Kamothe

Types of cataract surgery

  • Extracapsular cataract extraction: Incision is around 9mm and sutures are required.
  • Manual small incision cataract surgery: Cataract is removed from a 6mm to 7mm incision and usually no sutures are required.
  • Phacoemulsification: Cataract is removed from a 2.5mm- 3mm incision. 

What is Phacoemulsification?

In this technique ultrasonic waves are used through a small probe which emulsifies the cataract and aspirates it.

Advantages of phacoemulsification:

  • Faster healing due to small incision
  • Sutures are required hence no foreign body sensation
  • Rapid improvement in visual acuity
  • Less chances of cylindrical number after the operation.

Intraocular lens implant (IOL)

When the cataractous lens is removed, it has to be replaced by an artificial lens for better vision which can be in the form of spectacles, contact lenses or intraocular lens.Spectacles have their own problems like thick glasses, image magnification and thus poor quality of vision. There is a decrease in the field of vision too.Contact lenses reduce the change in image size but they should be worn and removed everyday and can thus be difficult to handle especially for elderly people.

So instead of extraocular (outside the eye) lenses like spectacles and contact lenses, intraocular lens is implanted inside the eye in the same place after removing the cataractous lens.Lens implants can be non-foldable or foldable. Foldable implants can be implanted through a 2.5mm-3mm incision and they open up inside the eye. There are various types of IOLs available and with the help of your Ophthalmologist one can choose the best suitable IOL.

Risks associated with cataract surgery:

Cataract surgery is usually very safe and has an excellent success rate. But any surgical procedure has its own risks. Patient should be aware that any form of treatment be it a surgery or simple medication for cough or cold has its own side effects and risks. Cataract surgery is no exception. These are some of the complications of cataract surgery:

  • Globe perforation or retrobulbar haemorrhage during local anaesthesia
  • Reactions to medications
  • Posterior capsular rent and inability to implant the intraocular lens
  • Nucleus drop and need for an additional procedure by a retinal surgeon
  • Refractive surprise- sometimes one can get a high spectacle number of more than 3 dioptres
  • Swelling of the retina
  • Swelling of cornea
  • Dislocation of IOL
  • Posterior capsular opacity
Intraocular lens implant (IOL)​

Cataract treatment at Purohit Hospital, Kamothe

We at Purohit Hospital, Kamothe offer best in class cataract surgery with advanced equipments. Patient can choose different types of intraocular lenses as per their needs with the help of the Ophthalmologist.Purohit Hospital, Kamothe is proud to present the finest phaco machine Oertli Catarhex- 3 to our patients.