Cataract Surgery

    About the Treatment

    A cataract may be classified as a problem that results in clouding of the lens inside a person's eye. This leads to loss of vision which cannot be corrected using glasses or contact lenses. Even a corneal refractive surgery like LASIK does not show any positive effect on a cataract when implemented. This problem usually occurs due to aging. However, cataracts can be eliminated, and vision of a person can be restored through a cataract surgery. The surgery might also reduce a person's dependence on eyeglasses.

  • Appropriate power of intraocular lens for implantation.
  • Choosing a specific artificial lens based on length of eye and curvature of the cornea.
  • Do not eat or drink anything the night before surgery.
  • Make an arrangement for an attendant as you may not drive after surgery.

  • Topical sedation will be given.
  • The clouded lens will be emulsified and removed through a tiny incision at the side of the eye. An artificial lens shall be kept in the same location to provide focus to the eye.
  • A bandage will be placed on the eye.
  • Surgery will take less than half hour.

  • Eye drops will be prescribed for few weeks.
  • Once the vision is stabilized, glasses power will be prescribed if needed.

Potentially Serious:


  • Infection
  • Macular Swelling
  • Corneal swelling
  • Retinal detachment
  • Dislocated lens material
  • Hemorrhage
  • Adverse reactions to sedative or anesthetics
  • Loss of vision

Less Threatening:


  • Abnormal light reflections
  • Need for glasses or CL
  • Lid droopiness
  • Dryness and irritation
  • Increase in floaters
  • Double vision

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