Cataract

Synergy Visitech Eye Centre and its Doctors use the latest Surgical Techniques and IOLs to give excellent results in cataract surgeries. The Retina Surgeons of Visitech also successfully handle the complications of Cataract surgeries, referred to them from other ophthalmologists.

The centre is equipped with the state of the art equipments and facilties to offer the latest in cataract surgery. Our Modular Operation Theaters with Laminar Flow are equipped with the Zeiss opthalmic Surgical Microscopes with surgical recording system and assistant scope to provide crystal clear detailed view to the surgeon.

Cataract usually forms and progresses slowly and therefore leads to a gradual blurring of vision. It may also cause other symptoms like frequent change of glasses, glare, change in colour vision etc.
There are no medications, eye drops, exercises or glasses that will cause Cataracts to disappear once they have formed. Surgery is the only way to remove a Cataract.
The timing of Cataract surgery largely depends upon the needs of the patient. When the vision loss due to Cataract is significant enough to hamper one's routine activities, the Cataract may be operated upon. It is not necessary to wait for Cataract to 'ripen' or 'mature'. In fact, a more advanced stage of Cataract is sometimes more difficult to manage by newer techniques like Phacoemulsification.
The best procedure for most patients is stitchless Phacoemulsification with a foldable Intraocular lens. However, for some selected patients, an alternative method may be more suitable.
It is a painless procedure using a very small incision. Through this small incision, the tip of the instrument is introduced into the eye. This tip uses localized high frequency waves to break the cataract into very minute fragments and pieces, which are then sucked out in a controlled manner through the same tip. A thin 'capsule' or shell is left behind after cleaning up of the entire opaque cataract. A foldable intraocular lens is then inserted through the same small incision and is supported on this capsule.
In a non-phaco 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. In contrast, Phacoemulsification requires smaller wound of only less than 2 mm, which does not require stitches, heals faster with minimum distortion and leads to early visual recovery and return to work.
In most of the patients, the surgery is done under local anesthesia. Most of the times it is performed after putting only anesthetic drops, and without any injection. However, in some cases, especially in anxious patients, local anesthesia in form of injection may be given.
It is a short surgery of about 10-15 minutes and the patient can go home after ½-1 hour. So only a short stay is required.
There is no restriction in reading, watching TV, walking or eating any type of food. Most of the patients can resume their office work within a few days after the surgery. You will have to use eye drops for about 4 weeks. It is advisable not to splash water on your open eye or rubbing it for 2 weeks.
Yes, you may require glasses, which are generally prescribed 4 weeks after the surgery. The power required is generally very small and is different for distance and near vision.
Cataract surgery is one of the most successful surgeries. Over 90% of patients operated for cataract gain a useful vision. But like any other surgery, problems may develop occasionally in the form of infection, inflammation of the eye, displacement of the natural or artificial lens, swelling in the retina (Cystoid Macular Edema), retinal detachment, etc. Most of these complications can be managed well if they are detected early. Hence a good post-operative follow up must be maintained and in case of any unusual pain, decreased vision or other symptoms, the doctor must be consulted immediately.

In some patients, in the months following surgery, the membrane behind the new lens can get thickened leading to blurred vision. This is referred to as capsular opacity or 'aftercataract', and can be treated easily by laser as an out-patient procedure.
Micro Incision Cataract Surgery (MICS) can perform surgery through very small incision, which heals faster and with minimal distortion.

Zepto Cataract Surgery is the latest technology using a special disposable Probe to make the critical step of capsulorhexis very safe, precise and 100% reproducible and thus decreasing the risks of complications.

There are many choices of Intra Ocular Lenses (IOLs) like Multifocal IOLs, Extended Vision IOLs, Toric IOLs etc. to give you better quality of vision without glasses. The best suited surgery and IOL option for you shall be decided by the surgeon based on your eye condition and visual needs.

Contact Information

   A-10, South Extension 2,
       New Delhi – 110049, India

  +91-11-26261888, +91-11-26262888,       +91-9266662116

Facebook   Twiter  Google Plus