What kind of method is choose in Cataract surgery?
The best way to treat your cataract is to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with a new, clear artificial lens. This can be accomplished two ways. The first technique, called extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE), involves removing the cloudy lens in one piece. This technique requires a large incision of 10 to 12 millimeters in length. This was the older method, requiring rest and care upto a month in most cases.
The second technique is the latest advance in cataract removal. It's called phacoemulsification, or phaco. In phaco surgery, a small ultrasonic probe is inserted into the eye. This probe breaks (emulsifies) the cloudy lens into tiny pieces and gently washed out This lens is then replaced with a clear man-made one. The new lens is inserted and it opens up like a flower when inside. No stitches are used and the incision is self healing . Phaco requires a small incision of only 2.6 millimeters or less.
What are cataract?
The lens inside the eye works much like a camera lens, focusing light onto the retina for clear vision. It also adjusts the eye's focus, letting us see things clearly both up close and far away.
The lens is mostly made of water and protein. The protein is arranged in a precise way that keeps the lens clear and lets light pass through it.
But as we age, some of the protein may clump together and start to cloud a small area of the lens. This is a cataract, and over time, it may grow larger and cloud more of the lens, making it harder to see.
Symptoms of cataract?
When symptoms begin to appear, you may be able to improve your vision for a while using new glasses, strong bifocals, magnification, appropriate lighting or other visual aids.
Think about surgery when your cataracts have progressed enough to seriously impair your vision and affect your daily life. Many people consider poor vision an inevitable fact of aging, but cataract surgery is a simple, relatively painless procedure to regain vision.
It is a Day Care procedure and does not require you to be in the Surgery Center for more than an hour. You can resume most of your routine activities like walking, reading, watching TV, etc… from the next day after cataract surgery.
Today, advancements in small incision surgery provide you with the most effective method of restoring your vision in the treatment of cataracts. Use of latest state-of-the-art techniques, equipment and intraocular lenses to provide you with a safe, fast and effective outcome.
NO STICTH, NO SHOT, NO PAIN – CATARACT SURGERY using the latest technological advancements and innovative laser technology.
But before undergoing cataract surgery or choosing hospital you need to know many things about cataract surgery.
You need to check what kind of technology they will be using it and how effective it would be in near future. There won't be any problem in future after undergoing cataract surgery.