Cataract surgery is a medical procedure where the lens of the eye is removed and in many cases is replaced with an artificial lens. In normal cases, the lens of an eye is always clear. When a person is suffering from cataract, the lens gets cloudy, and this, in turn, affects the vision.
The surgery is performed by an ophthalmologist and is done on an outpatient basis. The surgery is common and is very safe. In most cases, patients are sent home a few hours after the surgery.
The Cataract surgery helps to treat cataracts, which often cause blurry vision in people. A person suffering from cataracts can also see an increase in glare when they view the light. If you find changes in your vision and are finding it hard to carry on with your routine, you might consult your ophthalmologist.
The cataract can also interfere with the treatment of a different eye problem, and your doctor might suggest a cataract surgery even then. This generally happens in the case of diabetic retinopathy or muscular degenerations.
Friends Eye and Childcare Centre uses Phacoemulsification, which is a no-stitch or a no injection cataract surgery. Dr. Amit Gupta, a renowned ophthalmologist has been performing Phacoemulsification from the year 1998 and has a huge success rate.
Phacoemulsification is a cataract surgery where no stitches are used for closing the wound. In regular cases, the patient needs to wear an eye patch that aids in healing and protects from infections or injuries.
The procedure of Phacoemulsification is as follows.
Anesthetic – Anesthetic eye drops are used to numb the area around the eye.
Corneal Incision – The surgeon makes two cuts through the cornea, using which the instruments are inserted into the eye.
Capsulorhexis – A very small circular hole is created using a needle or a very small pair of forceps in the capsule where the natural eye lens is located.
Phacoemulsification – The surgeon then uses a handheld probe to break up and then emulsify the lens into liquid form using ultrasound waves. The result of this is an emulsion, which is sucked away.
Irrigation and Aspiration – The cortex is the soft layer of the cataract and is soft. This later is sucked out, and the fluid which is removed and salt solution is used to replace the same. This prevents the collapsing of the structure of the eye’s anterior chamber.
Insertion – This is the final step where the surgeon inserts an acrylic lens into the capsular bag of the eye, thus replacing the natural lens.
Patients undergoing cataract surgery at Friends Eye and Childcare Centre can opt from a variety of lenses available like monofocal, multifocal, and toric lenses. Book an appointment to know which lens is suitable and to improve your vision using cataract surgery.