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What is Cataract surgery?
Caratact Surgery is a surgical procedure used to remove and replace the natural eye lens with a suitable artificial lens made either of silicone or plastic. This helps to treat medical conditions or symptoms such as blurred vision, seeing halos or light bursts around objects which may affect daily activities. The doctor may use lasers or ultrasound to break the lens and remove them with vaccum by using specialized instruments. The surgery is very common and safe and the types of Cataract surgeries are: 

  1. Extracapsular surgery
  2. Phacoemulsification
  3. Intracapsular cataract surgery


What can be the advantages of Cataract surgery?
Some of the advantages of Cataract Surgery are:

  1. Safe and painless procedure
  2. High success rates
  3. Can go home on the same day of surgery
  4. Clearer vision


What is the required preparation for Cataract Surgery?

  1. Inform the doctor regarding present and past medical and medications history.
  2. Heath status of the patient may be evaluated before undergoing this surgery.
  3. Discuss with the doctor about risks, complications, and benefits associated with Cataract Surgery.
  4. Stop using any soft contact lenses or glasses for at least a week before the surgery.
  5. Avoid the use of any creams or makeup on the day of surgery.


What are the steps included in Cataract surgery?
Cataract surgery includes the following steps:

Method-1: Extracapsular surgery

  1. This method is used to treat advanced cataract where the lens is too thick.
  2. During this procedure, the cataract (cloudy central section) is slipped out of the lens in one piece without breaking into the pieces through a slit is made on the side of the cornea.
  3. The rest of the lens is vacuumed out and is it is replaced by the artificial lens.


Method-2: Phacoemulsification

  1. Phacoemulsification is also called small incision cataract surgery and is similar to the extracapsular surgery but in a more advanced way. 
  2. A local anesthetic is given and a small opening is made at the side of the cornea. 
  3. A device breaks the lens into small pieces with the help of ultrasound. These pieces are then removed carefully with the help of suction.
  4. This will leave an intact space for the artificial lens to rest.


Method-3: Intracapsular Cataract surgery

  1. This method is used rarely, In this method, a larger slit than the extracapsular method is made on the side of the cornea by the surgeon.
  2. The eye lens is removed all at once instead of breaking it into pieces and an artificial lens or Intraocular lens (IOL) is placed in the eye.
  3. Normal vision will be restored by these clear, silicone or plastic lens.

What is the care taken after Cataract surgery?

The patient must follow a few pieces of advice suggested by the doctor after Cataract surgery like :

  1. Swimming or splashing of water in the face must be avoided after the surgery for at least a week.
  2. Do not use lotions, creams, make-up, etc around the operated area.
  3. Avoid going to crowded places and dusty areas to reduce complications after the surgery.
  4. Physical activities like lifting heavy weights or sports like tennis and racquetball should be avoided for one week after the surgery.
  5. Use sunglasses to protect the eyes from direct sunlight.


Who is the right specialist to perform Cataract surgery?

  1. Ophthalmology surgeon
  2. Optlmaologist who is well experienced in performing Cataract surgery


What is the cost of Cataract surgery in Mumbai?

Some factors may affect the cost of Cataract surgery in Mumbai and they are:

  1. Doctor fee
  2. Hospital charges
  3. Medical condition
  4. Type of procedure 
  5. Lab tests recommended
  6. Type of lens used

Minimum charges for Cataract Surgery in Mumbai starts from Rs. 17,600

Average cost for Cataract Surgery in Mumbai is approximately Rs.29,618

Maximum price for Cataract Surgery in Mumbai may rise up to Rs. 55,000


Is Cataract surgery a major surgery or minor surgery?

Cataract surgery is a minor surgery and it involves the removal of a natural eye lens and replacing it with a suitable artificial intra-ocular lens made of silicone or plastic.


What type of people can choose Cataract Surgery?

People with the following conditions can choose Cataract surgery:

  1. The significant blurring or clouding of the lens.
  2. The best correction of visual acuity is 6/9 or worse.
  3. Age of patients equal to or greater than 60 years.
  4. Accidental eye lens damage due to foreign bodies.


What type of people cannot choose Cataract surgery?

People with the following conditions cannot choose Cataract Surgery:

  1. Old age people with diabetes or any other health condition(s).
  2. Pre-existing eye disease (glaucoma or dry eyes)
  3. Pregnancy
  4. Breastfeeding
  5. Medications that may interfere with this surgery (Antidepressants may cause chronic eye dryness)


What are the risks and complications of Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery has the following risks and complications:

  1. Infection and bleeding
  2. Displacement of the artificial lens
  3. Drooping and swollen eyelids
  4. Retinal detachment
  5. Secondary cataract
  6. Glaucoma
  7. Loss of vision


What is the required time to complete Cataract Surgery?

The time required to complete Cataract surgery maybe 5-15 minutes.


What is the recovery time from Cataract Surgery?

To recover from Cataract surgery, the patient may take around 2 weeks to 4 weeks.


What is the success rate of Cataract Surgery?
The success rate of Cataract Surgery depends on the following factors:

  1. Health condition of the patient
  2. Experience of the surgeon
  3. Patient age
  4. Type of surgery performed
  5. Types of implant used


However, the success rate of Cataract surgery is 98%.


Is Cataract Surgery painful?

Every surgery comes with a certain level of pain and some discomfort. The patient won't be experiencing any pain during this process as the patient will be under general anesthesia. There may be some discomfort after the procedure.


Is Cataract Surgery Permanent?

Cataract surgery is a permanent surgery as it involves the removal of the natural lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. In some cases, certain aspects of the surgery are redone like repositioning the artificial lens, etc.


What are the long-term results of Cataract Surgery?

  1. Improvement in the vision
  2. Reduces the appearance of halos around light


What are the alternatives for Cataract Surgery?

The following are the alternatives for Cataract Surgery:

  1. Lifestyle changes
  2. Vision correction
  3. Eye drops
  4. Use of contact lenses, glasses, bifocals, other visual aids, etc.