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Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye, which leads to a decrease in vision. Congenital cataracts may be present at birth or appear shortly after, or at some time during infancy or childhood. Age-related cataracts appear later in life and are the most common type.

Causes

Age

Family history

Long term exposure to bright light

Diabetes

Eye injury

Smoking

Radiation therapy

Taking steroids

Previous eye inflammation

How it affects your vision

Your vision becomes blurry, cloudy or misty

Seeing colours as faded

You can’t see well at night

Humps, sunlight or headlamps are seen too bright

You see things in double

Changing prescription for glasses often

When must a cataract be removed

Having trouble looking after yourselves or someone else

Cannot drive or finds driving difficult

Find it hard to see or recognize people’s faces

Have problems doing your job

Cannot read or watch television properly

Has problems leaving the house

Treatments

MICS

Phaco-Emulsification

SICS

Types of Intraocular lens

Monofocal IOLS

It is a fixed-strength lens that is set for one level of vision usually distance. Then they wear eyeglasses for reading or close work.

Multifocal IOLS

These IOLS provide both distance and near focus at the same time.

Accommodative IOLS

These lens moves or changes shape inside your eye, allowing focusing at different distances.

Modern Micro-Surgery(MICS)

Recent advancements have made the microsurgery extremely safe and totally painless, with a daycare stay of only a few hours.

Recovery is quick and one can go back to the routine at the earliest.

No injection, no pain, no bandage microsurgery

Self-healing, no stitch tunnel incisions

Excellent endothelial protection with visco procedures standard or premium (Aspherical, MICs, TORIC and Multifocal) Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)

Presbyopia correction

Safe solutions for highly complicated situations.

treatment of a cataract by a surgical method