Cataract is clouding of normal clear crystalline lens of the eye. It leads to decrease or loss of functional vision. The Normal human eye has a transparent living lens inside, similar to the lens of a camera,which focuses light onto the retina,thus allowing us to see objects clearly from all distances.
It varies among individuals and may even be different between the two eyes. Most age related Cataract progress gradually over a period of year from the age of 50. Other Cataracts especially in younger people with diabetes may progress rapidly over a short time. It is not possible to predict exactly how fast cataracts will develop in any given person.
By performing a through eye examination the doctor can detect the presence of Cataract in the eyes.
Surgery & Laser is the way of removing cataract. There are many advances in cataract/IOL surgery.
There is no medicinal treatments like tablets, drops & Injections to cure cataract.
Cataract surgery has gone through 1. Intra capsular Cataract surgery , 2. Extra capsular Cataract Surgery, 3. Phacoemulsification with wound sealing without stitches , micro phaco or bimanual phaco with IOL, 4. Bladeless Laser Refractive Cataract Surgery using femtosecond laser pulse of 10^-15.
During the Cataract surgery the cloudy lens is removed from the eye and replaced by artificial clear lens, Cataract surgery is day care with almost 100% success.
Phacoemulsification, Microphaco and Laser-Assisted Cataract surgery are available at Lotus Eye Hospital & Institute to give you the best visual outcome.
Multifocal lens, Toric Multifocal lens, Trifocal, Accommodative IOL, Symfony Multifocal IOL, Crystal Lens give vision correction for both near and distance vision without glass.
The Hydrophobic Acrylic Aspheric IOL, Hydrophilic Acrylic Aspheric IOL, Toric IOL, Toric mono focal IOL are used to give vision correction. The Toric lens can correct cylindrical power also.
There are varieties of IOL’s available at our hospital. Our Doctors / Counselors will help you to choose the right IOL for your best post-operative vision according to your health, life style and economy.