Cataract surgery

Introduction

Cataract Surgery In Ludhiana, Punjab, Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the eye lens and replace it with the IOL (intraocular lens). Normally, the eye lens is clear. This eye condition can make the lens cloudy and this can affect your vision.
Cataract surgery is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) and the treatment is performed as a daycare procedure. This means once the cataract surgery in Ludhiana is completed, you can do back to your home. This procedure is generally a safe and common method to correct the eye issues.

What is Cataract surgery?

A cataract is referred to as the lens clouding that is located behind the iris and pupil.
Patients often complain about blurred vision, and if the condition is left untreated it becomes opaque and cloudy. Both of the eyes are affected by cataracts, but rarely they develop in one eye rather than the other. This condition is more common in older people, and it increases with time.

The patient can be treated with a short operation to remove the cloudy lens and replace it with an IOL (intraocular lens). Unfortunately, if the patient does not get the surgery it can lead to blindness.

Cataract surgery is performed by an approved ophthalmologist as a daycare
treatment. In simple terms, you don’t have to stay at the Center following the surgery. If you are unable to see objects clearly due to cataracts then our eye doctor will recommend the surgery. Also, this surgery can be recommended before treating underlying eye defects like hyperopia or myopia.

Cataracts help to examine the inner structure of the eye for conditions like diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration, which makes cataract surgery extremely important.

Common Types of Cataracts

Age-Related
One of the common types of cataracts is age-related and one of the easiest to treat. It results in cloudy eyes, visual imbalance, not able to see at night, dull colors, or blurred vision.

Secondary
This type of cataract is because of conditions like diabetes, exposure to toxic substances, and drug abuse.

Congenital
This is rare and it can exist from birth or develop with childhood. It can affect both eyes. Its cause is not known but infection or chromosomal defects in the womb is linked to this condition.

Traumatic
This type of cataract is caused by eye injury or it may be due to an electric shock.

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    Cataracts Surgery Techniques

    Phacoemulsification

    Phacoemulsification is performed by breaking the cataract by ultrasound. The cataract is broken in small pieces before the fragments are taken out from the thin tube. The incision is made to insert replacement lenses and it functions like the extracted natural
    lens.
    The surgery is safe but there are few complications with it. Some of the rare complications include eye infection, retinal detachment, inflammation, and corneal damage.

    Edge-cutting technology at Brar Eye Center

    – Catarhex 3
    The Catarhex 3 makes cataract surgery fast, comfortable, and safe for the
    patients. This option is extremely economical and its mobility feature makes it accessible anywhere. Its high performance is the reason it can be suitable in unusual conditions also.

    –  ZEISS OPMI LUMERA 300
    The Lumera optics provide an exceptional view because of its outstanding resolution and high contrast. It helps to give an optimal view which makes it the best option. The light exposure is reduced which causes less stress to the eye.

    How do I know I need cataract treatment?

    Most of the patients do not notice any problem with their eyesight, which is why they are not aware of the cataract until the eye doctor performs an annual eye examination. With time, the vision gets worse by cataract and if the condition has become serious
    then the operation is recommended. It is better to not wait until that point and consult the doctor on time.

    How do I prepare for cataract surgery?

    Before the surgery, the surgeon will check the visions and eyes to ensure the artificial lens is correct for your eyes. Your eye doctor will know your medical history, vision
    problem, and existing medical condition to make sure the risk factor is reduced. The surgery is performed with local anesthesia and it takes around 10 minutes. In case, you are getting the cataract for both eyes, then it will be done 4 to 6 weeks apart.
    Following the surgery, you can go home but make sure you ask someone or arrange transportation to drive you home.

    What does the recovery from cataract surgery feel like?

    Within a few hours of the procedure, you will be discharged from the Center. You need to rest for 2 to 3 days. For the first month, following the surgery, use the antibiotic drops administered by your eye doctor to prevent infection and keep them
    moist.
    Following the surgery, you might experience discomfort but it won’t last for a long time. Within a few days, you can resume your daily activities. Fortunately, you will be able to notice the vision improvement right after the surgery.

    Consult eye doctor at Brar Eye Center

    You should get regular eye examination as it can help to understand your eye health better. Your eye doctor can spot cataracts at an early stage, and you can seek treatment at an early stage before it puts a serious impact on your vision.

    Need a Second Opinion?

    Are you or your loved ones experiencing changes in vision or any other eye-related issue? If yes, then visit us and get your eye examined and start the treatment for a better tomorrow.