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I am indeed grateful to have found the Visitech Eye Centre. Dr. Vinay Garodia and his attentive staff. Without the professional and prompt attention to my emergency need I suspect I would have lost my eye. I am truly pleased and would be pleased if Dr. Garodia was my doctor at home as well. Keep up the good work ! and Thank You. ..

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PHACOEMULSIFICATION
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What is Phacoemulsification?
Phacoemulsification has gained in popularity in recent years, and is now the preferred form of cataract removal. Although this procedure has been available to us for a long time, recent advances and refinements in machine and microsurgical instruments have made it safer and more effective than previously.

The technique of phacoemulsification utilizes a small incision. The tip of the instrument is introduced into the eye through this small incision. Localized high frequency waves are generated through this tip to break the cataract into very minute fragments and pieces, which are then sucked out through the same tip in a controlled manner. A thin 'capsule' or shell is left behind after cleaning up of the entire opaque cataract.

The incision size for phacoemulsification is approximately 3.0 millimeters in width. If a lens implant that can be folded is used following removal of the cataract, this incision may not have to be enlarged. If a lens is used which cannot be folded, the incision must be enlarged to 5.0 or 5.5 mm.

Visitech Eye CentreAre the stitches required after Phacoemulsification?
The incision (wound) required for phacoemulsification is small (3 mm) and the wound construction is such that it is self-sealing. Therefore a surgery in which a foldable lens has been implanted through the small 3 mm wound, generally does not require any stitch, as it is watertight. The surgeries in which the wound has been enlarged (5 or 5.5 mm) to put a lens that can not be folded, is likely to require one stitch, because the wound is larger.

In addition, some surgeons simply prefer the safety of having the incision sutured, even if the incision is already watertight. The best procedure for a patient is usually the one with which his or her ophthalmologist feels the most comfortable, since these variations of cataract surgery are all quite effective.

What are the advantages of Phacoemulsification over routine extracapsular surgery?
In a conventional surgery the incision required is larger (10-12 mm) and requires stitches for closing. This larger incision takes 6-8 weeks to heal. Moreover, the stitches can cause distortion of the normal curvature of the cornea (the clear part of eye) and thus lead to astigmatism and blurred vision because of this.

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Essentially all the advantages of phacoemulsification are because of small incision, which is self-sealing. The wound is more stable and the chances of wound complications are minimized. The patients can resume their normal activity faster as compared to conventional extracapsular surgery. The wound healing is faster and more predictable, and therefore glasses can be prescribed much earlier as compared to the conventional surgery. The patient requires less follow up visits for checkups. As the incision is small and in many cases stitches are not required, the cornea does not get distorted and therefore the chances of significant astigmatism is minimized. At Visitech, the surgeons routinely perform Phacoemulsification with foldable intra ocular lens implantation.





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Visitech Eye Centre
R-13, Greater Kailash Part 1,
New Delhi - 110048
Tel : +91-11-41731777, 41731888
Mobile : +91- 9953356800
E-mail : info@visitech.org


Visitech Eye Centre
A 10, South Extension Part II,
New Delhi - 110 049
Tel : +91-11-26261888, 26262888
E-mail : reception@visitech.org